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                                              AGE OF GROOM BY AGE OF BRIDE
                                                ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2001


                                                          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  1,218     486     69     13      5      4      4      0      0      0      0      0    0    0     1,800

  20-24     3  2,519   4,858  1,106    304    104     38      9      4      1      1      0      0    0    0     8,947

  25-29     1    571   2,837  2,487    910    330    106     37     10      1      0      1      0    1    0     7,292

  30-34     0    131     977  1,697  1,661    795    288     95     22      4      0      0      0    0    0     5,670

  35-39     0     54     328    827  1,212  1,245    605    260     66     23      5      1      0    0    0     4,626

  40-44     0     19     126    331    643  1,056  1,032    429    140     27     10      2      1    0    0     3,816

  45-49     0      7      59    103    270    515    803    651    251     63     14      3      3    1    0     2,743

  50-54     0      1      20     57    126    218    408    533    452    128     40      9      0    0    0     1,992

  55-59     0      1      14     14     35     77    173    244    336    247     78     19      3    1    0     1,242

  60-64     0      1       4      7     26     32     68     87    145    183    151     51     11    3    1       770

  65-69     0      0       0      1      5     10     31     38     83     90    117    115     31   12    0       533

  70-74     0      0       1      1      2      7      8     11     34     40     81    102     58   25    0       370

  75+       0      0       1      0      1      2      6     10     11     18     45     56     69  108    0       327

  TOTAL     5  4,522   9,711  6,700  5,208  4,396  3,570  2,408  1,554    825    542    359    176  151    1    40,128






                                    PERCENT MARRIAGES BY DAY OF WEEK AND MONTH OF YEAR
                                             ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1997 - 2001


                                                      1997     1998     1999     2000     2001
                             DAY OF THE WEEK

                             SUNDAY                    4.2      4.4      6.0      4.9      4.4
                             MONDAY                    9.2      9.0      9.0     10.1      9.7
                             TUESDAY                   6.9      7.0      6.7      7.2      7.1
                             WEDNESDAY                 7.6      6.7      6.9      6.3      8.5
                             THURSDAY                  8.1      8.4      8.2      7.6      8.0
                             FRIDAY                   26.3     23.9     24.2     23.3     23.1
                             SATURDAY                 37.9     40.6     39.1     40.6     39.1

                             MONTH OF THE YEAR

                             JANUARY                   5.8      6.3      5.9      6.2      5.7
                             FEBRUARY                  7.8      8.3      7.4      8.6      7.6
                             MARCH                     8.4      8.0      8.0      8.3      9.0
                             APRIL                     7.7      8.0      8.1      8.1      8.6
                             MAY                      10.3     10.4      9.7      9.7      9.2
                             JUNE                     10.3     11.0     10.2     10.8     11.2
                             JULY                      9.3      9.7      9.8      9.7      8.8
                             AUGUST                   10.0      9.1      8.2      8.1      8.3
                             SEPTEMBER                 7.8      8.6      8.4      8.8      8.6
                             OCTOBER                   8.0      8.3      8.7      7.9      8.2
                             NOVEMBER                  7.2      7.2      7.4      6.6      6.9
                             DECEMBER                  7.5      5.1      8.2      7.2      7.9

                             TOTAL MARRIAGES        39,736   38,302   41,391   40,690   40,197




       SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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