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Table 2 Estimated number of children (thousands) in relative poverty BHC by parental marital status 2011/12 UK

From: Parental smoking and child poverty in the UK: an analysis of national survey data

  Number of children in relative poverty by number of children in household Total
One Two Three or more
Total number of children by family size     3,900 6,000 3300 13,200
% of all children in poverty by family size     15 15 25 17
Total number of children in poverty by family size     585 900 825 2,310
Proportion of all children in poverty in each family size*     0.25 0.39 0.36 1
  All children % in poverty Total number of children in poverty     
Married/Civil Partnered 8,300 15 1,245 311 486 448 1,245
Cohabitating 1,900 20 380 95 148, 137 380
Single (female) 2,730 22 601 150 234 216 601
Single (male) 270 22 59 15 23, 21 59
Total 13,200 17 2,285 571 891 823 2,285
  1. Note: Estimates are rounded to the nearest thousand. A worked example of calculations is provided in the Additional file 1.
  2. *Total number of children in poverty by marital status is multiplied by this proportion to calculate the number of children in poverty by marital status and family size.