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                                              AGE OF GROOM BY AGE OF BRIDE
                                                ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2002


                                                          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     4  1,154     410     69     25      4      3      0      0      0      0      0      0    0    0     1,669

  20-24     1  2,311   4,628    970    267     83     23     16      1      1      0      0      0    0    0     8,301

  25-29     0    479   2,826  2,461    906    283     93     33     15      2      0      0      0    1    0     7,099

  30-34     0    117     988  1,714  1,575    651    262     96     15      4      2      0      0    0    0     5,424

  35-39     0     53     321    767  1,291  1,166    619    211     54     13      2      1      0    0    0     4,498

  40-44     0     25     130    305    621    982    996    497    167     46      9      3      0    2    0     3,783

  45-49     0      6      53    120    230    527    747    737    247     61     18      7      1    1    0     2,755

  50-54     0      6      11     44     90    236    412    528    456    150     41     11      4    1    0     1,990

  55-59     0      4       6     24     44     80    184    270    337    250     79     15     10    2    0     1,305

  60-64     0      0       4      2     14     27     67    107    134    174    180     53     13    6    0       781

  65-69     0      0       1      3      8      7     26     41     71     89    137     95     30    5    0       513

  70-74     0      0       0      0      2      4      8     17     24     30     75     77     72   24    0       333

  75+       0      0       2      0      0      0      3     14     14     18     48     74     83  112    0       368

  TOTAL     5  4,155   9,380  6,479  5,073  4,050  3,443  2,567  1,535    838    591    336    213  154    0    38,819






                                    PERCENT MARRIAGES BY DAY OF WEEK AND MONTH OF YEAR
                                             ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1998 - 2002


                                                      1998     1999     2000     2001     2002
                             DAY OF THE WEEK

                             SUNDAY                    4.4      6.0      4.9      4.4      4.4
                             MONDAY                    9.0      9.0     10.1      9.7      9.2
                             TUESDAY                   7.0      6.7      7.2      7.1      7.6
                             WEDNESDAY                 6.7      6.9      6.3      8.5      6.8
                             THURSDAY                  8.4      8.2      7.6      8.0      9.4
                             FRIDAY                   23.9     24.2     23.3     23.1     23.5
                             SATURDAY                 40.6     39.1     40.6     39.1     39.1

                             MONTH OF THE YEAR

                             JANUARY                   6.3      5.9      6.2      5.7      5.6
                             FEBRUARY                  8.3      7.4      8.6      7.6      8.2
                             MARCH                     8.0      8.0      8.3      9.0      8.7
                             APRIL                     8.0      8.1      8.1      8.6      7.8
                             MAY                      10.4      9.7      9.7      9.2      9.6
                             JUNE                     11.0     10.2     10.8     11.2     10.8
                             JULY                      9.7      9.8      9.7      8.8      9.2
                             AUGUST                    9.1      8.2      8.1      8.3      9.4
                             SEPTEMBER                 8.6      8.4      8.8      8.6      7.9
                             OCTOBER                   8.3      8.7      7.9      8.2      8.1
                             NOVEMBER                  7.2      7.4      6.6      6.9      7.4
                             DECEMBER                  5.1      8.2      7.2      7.9      7.2

                             TOTAL MARRIAGES        38,302   41,391   40,690   40,197   38,819




       SOURCE:  Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health, DHHS
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