# Crude marriage rate

From Demography

This article describes a ratio measure. In the standard operationalization, the numerator of the measure is number of marriages (view other ratio measures with this numerator) and the denominator of the measure is population (view other ratio measures with this denominator). The denominator used for reporting is 1000. The measurement period is a year.

The numerator counts the number of occurrences of an event during the measurement period.

The denominator counts the total count of some type of entity, and an appropriate convention is set regarding the time within the measurement period that this count is calculated.

## Definition

The **crude marriage rate** (**CMR**) for a population is defined as the number of marriages per 1,000 people in that population. It is an example of a crude rate because the whole population is being used as the denominator.