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                                              AGE OF GROOM BY AGE OF BRIDE
                                                ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2000


                                                          BRIDE

  GROOM   <15  15-19   20-24  25-29  30-34  35-39  40-44  45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64  65-69  70-74  75+  UNK     TOTAL

  15-19     1  1,423     474     55     17      7      3      2      0      0      0      0      0    0    0     1,982

  20-24     1  2,566   4,686  1,040    263     98     35      6      2      1      0      0      0    6    0     8,704

  25-29     0    521   2,809  2,779    999    364    129     37      5      2      3      0      0    5    1     7,654

  30-34     0    135     935  1,802  1,585    774    297     99     31      5      1      0      0    2    0     5,666

  35-39     0     64     356    889  1,276  1,321    666    203     87     20      4      1      0    1    0     4,888

  40-44     0     18     118    321    602  1,026    992    443    139     42      8      2      1    3    0     3,715

  45-49     0      4      52    144    251    532    800    680    248     65     13      4      1    2    0     2,796

  50-54     0      3      18     51    104    230    412    516    439    144     42     10      3    3    0     1,975

  55-59     0      1       5     13     42     91    148    250    317    210     78     20      9    5    0     1,189

  60-64     0      0       0      6     14     30     72     81    167    169    157     54      9    5    0       764

  65-69     0      0       3      3      8     12     19     47     75    105    127     94     30   14    0       537

  70-74     0      0       1      1      0      2      4     18     26     24     69     89     77   29    0       340

  75+       0      2       5      2      3     10      7      8     15     16     43     85     88  135    0       419

  TOTAL     2  4,737   9,462  7,106  5,164  4,497  3,584  2,390  1,551    803    545    359    218  210    1    40,629






                                    PERCENT MARRIAGES BY DAY OF WEEK AND MONTH OF YEAR
                                             ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1996 - 2000


                                                      1996     1997     1998     1999     2000
                             DAY OF THE WEEK

                             SUNDAY                    4.5      4.2      4.4      6.0      4.9
                             MONDAY                    9.5      9.2      9.0      9.0     10.1
                             TUESDAY                   7.3      6.9      7.0      6.7      7.2
                             WEDNESDAY                 7.8      7.6      6.7      6.9      6.3
                             THURSDAY                  8.4      8.1      8.4      8.2      7.6
                             FRIDAY                   24.2     26.3     23.9     24.2     23.3
                             SATURDAY                 38.3     37.9     40.6     39.1     40.6

                             MONTH OF THE YEAR

                             JANUARY                   5.5      5.8      6.3      5.9      6.2
                             FEBRUARY                  7.2      7.8      8.3      7.4      8.6
                             MARCH                     8.3      8.4      8.0      8.0      8.3
                             APRIL                     7.8      7.7      8.0      8.1      8.1
                             MAY                       9.8     10.3     10.4      9.7      9.7
                             JUNE                     11.0     10.3     11.0     10.2     10.8
                             JULY                      9.2      9.3      9.7      9.8      9.7
                             AUGUST                   10.1     10.0      9.1      8.2      8.1
                             SEPTEMBER                 7.7      7.8      8.6      8.4      8.8
                             OCTOBER                   7.6      8.0      8.3      8.7      7.9
                             NOVEMBER                  7.4      7.2      7.2      7.4      6.6
                             DECEMBER                  8.3      7.5      5.1      8.2      7.2

                             TOTAL MARRIAGES        39,143   39,736   38,302   41,391   40,690




       SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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