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                                              AGE OF GROOM BY AGE OF BRIDE
                                                ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1996


                                                          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     6  1,603     460     66     24      8      4      1      1      0      0      1      0    0    0     2,174

  20-24     1  2,804   4,685  1,215    289     91     20     10      2      1      0      0      0    0    0     9,118

  25-29     0    616   2,957  2,586    929    371    115     30      5      1      1      0      0    0    2     7,613

  30-34     0    191     959  1,775  1,622    794    307     88     23      5      2      0      0    0    0     5,766

  35-39     0     37     324    870  1,259  1,227    564    188     48      9      6      4      0    0    0     4,536

  40-44     0     18     125    318    623    833    827    352     99     21      5      0      0    0    1     3,222

  45-49     0      4      47    127    266    451    676    632    187     46      8      5      0    1    1     2,451

  50-54     0     10      12     38     98    185    322    394    291     96     23      6      2    2    1     1,480

  55-59     0      1       3     18     32     63    141    220    226    172     69     25      8    1    0       979

  60-64     0      0       4      6     16     34     60     99    129    135    119     39     12    7    1       661

  65-69     0      0       1      5      3     11     20     33     63     70    117     99     34   10    0       466

  70-74     0      0       0      0      3      6     11     17     34     38     54     95     54   22    0       334

  75+       0      0       0      0      1      3      7     10     12     21     41     59     85   99    0       338

  UNK       0      0       0      2      0      1      0      0      0      0      0      0      0    0    2         5

  TOTAL     7  5,284   9,577  7,026  5,165  4,078  3,074  2,074  1,120    615    445    333    195  142    8    39,143






                                    PERCENT MARRIAGES BY DAY OF WEEK AND MONTH OF YEAR
                                             ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1992 - 1996


                                                      1992     1993     1994     1995     1996
                             DAY OF THE WEEK

                             SUNDAY                    4.7      5.9      4.7      5.3      4.5
                             MONDAY                    8.9      8.6      9.9      8.8      9.5
                             TUESDAY                   7.1      6.9      7.0      8.0      7.3
                             WEDNESDAY                 7.1      6.9      6.6      6.8      7.8
                             THURSDAY                  8.5      8.0      8.1      7.9      8.4
                             FRIDAY                   27.2     26.6     25.2     25.4     24.2
                             SATURDAY                 36.4     37.0     38.5     37.8     38.3

                             MONTH OF THE YEAR

                             JANUARY                   5.7      5.9      6.0      5.9      5.5
                             FEBRUARY                  8.6      7.3      7.2      7.2      7.2
                             MARCH                     7.4      7.6      7.5      8.0      8.3
                             APRIL                     7.2      7.6      8.2      8.1      7.8
                             MAY                       9.8      9.7      9.2      9.5      9.8
                             JUNE                     10.3     10.3     10.3     10.5     11.0
                             JULY                      9.5     10.5     10.2      9.7      9.2
                             AUGUST                    9.5      8.8      8.7      8.6     10.1
                             SEPTEMBER                 8.0      8.1      8.7      8.7      7.7
                             OCTOBER                   8.2      8.4      8.3      7.4      7.6
                             NOVEMBER                  7.3      7.1      6.9      7.3      7.4
                             DECEMBER                  8.5      8.7      8.9      9.0      8.3

                             TOTAL MARRIAGES        37,164   37,112   38,339   39,133   39,143




       SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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