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                                              AGE OF GROOM BY AGE OF BRIDE
                                                ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 2003


                                                          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     2  1,113     408     56     18      4      1      1      0      0      0      0      0    0    0     1,603

  20-24     2  2,245   4,768    919    267     90     17      8      2      0      0      0      0    0    0     8,318

  25-29     0    474   2,748  2,474    866    283     86     35      4      4      1      0      0    1    0     6,976

  30-34     0    122     946  1,645  1,552    713    267     83     20      6      2      0      0    0    0     5,356

  35-39     0     40     311    736  1,099  1,145    563    218     71     14      5      1      1    0    0     4,204

  40-44     0     14      96    284    622    910    985    444    137     39      6      3      1    1    0     3,542

  45-49     0      7      41    116    277    461    805    688    247     73     15      8      2    1    0     2,741

  50-54     0      6      15     25    113    195    407    537    408    125     38      6      2    3    0     1,880

  55-59     0      1       8     21     33     80    171    276    335    251     97     25      2    2    0     1,302

  60-64     0      1       1      5     11     27     66     98    127    212    157     42     10    9    0       766

  65-69     0      1       0      1      6     13     19     40     61     90    138     93     31   10    0       503

  70-74     0      0       1      1      1      5     13     19     21     32     67     92     91   26    0       369

  75+       0      0       1      0      0      0      4     14     14     22     33     63     88  110    0       349

  TOTAL     4  4,024   9,344  6,283  4,865  3,926  3,404  2,461  1,447    868    559    333    228  163    0    37,909






                                    PERCENT MARRIAGES BY DAY OF WEEK AND MONTH OF YEAR
                                             ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1999 - 2003


                                                      1999     2000     2001     2002     2003
                             DAY OF THE WEEK

                             SUNDAY                    6.0      4.9      4.4      4.4      4.4
                             MONDAY                    9.0     10.1      9.7      9.2      9.2
                             TUESDAY                   6.7      7.2      7.1      7.6      7.3
                             WEDNESDAY                 6.9      6.3      8.5      6.8      7.9
                             THURSDAY                  8.2      7.6      8.0      9.4      8.1
                             FRIDAY                   24.2     23.3     23.1     23.5     25.0
                             SATURDAY                 39.1     40.6     39.1     39.1     38.0

                             MONTH OF THE YEAR

                             JANUARY                   5.9      6.2      5.7      5.6      6.0
                             FEBRUARY                  7.4      8.6      7.6      8.2      8.3
                             MARCH                     8.0      8.3      9.0      8.7      8.5
                             APRIL                     8.1      8.1      8.6      7.8      8.1
                             MAY                       9.7      9.7      9.2      9.6     10.5
                             JUNE                     10.2     10.8     11.2     10.8     10.3
                             JULY                      9.8      9.7      8.8      9.2      8.9
                             AUGUST                    8.2      8.1      8.3      9.5      8.9
                             SEPTEMBER                 8.4      8.8      8.6      7.9      7.5
                             OCTOBER                   8.7      7.9      8.2      8.1      8.5
                             NOVEMBER                  7.4      6.6      6.9      7.4      7.0
                             DECEMBER                  8.2      7.2      7.9      7.2      7.5

                             TOTAL MARRIAGES        41,391   40,690   40,197   38,906   37,909




       SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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