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                                MARRIAGES BY STATE, TERRITORY, OR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
                                                  OF BRIDE AND GROOM
                                               ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1997


                                                     BRIDE                            GROOM
                                                NUMBER    PERCENT                NUMBER   PERCENT

                        TOTAL                   39,736     100.0                 39,736    100.0

                        ALABAMA                     33       0.1                     42      0.1
                        ALASKA                       5       0.0                      7      0.0
                        ARIZONA                     15       0.0                     20      0.1
                        ARKANSAS                27,859      70.1                 27,424     69.0
                        CALIFORNIA                  70       0.2                     82      0.2
                        COLORADO                    22       0.1                     32      0.1
                        CONNECTICUT                  2       0.0                      7      0.0
                        DELAWARE                     1       0.0                      1      0.0
                        DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA         3       0.0                      4      0.0
                        FLORIDA                     72       0.2                    102      0.3
                        GEORGIA                     40       0.1                     58      0.1
                        HAWAII                       0       0.0                      2      0.0
                        IDAHO                        2       0.0                      6      0.0
                        ILLINOIS                   165       0.4                    170      0.4
                        INDIANA                     41       0.1                     50      0.1
                        IOWA                        43       0.1                     47      0.1
                        KANSAS                     352       0.9                    359      0.9
                        KENTUCKY                    16       0.0                     23      0.1
                        LOUISIANA                  819       2.1                    840      2.1
                        MAINE                        2       0.0                      3      0.0
                        MARYLAND                     9       0.0                     12      0.0
                        MASSACHUSETTS                2       0.0                      4      0.0
                        MICHIGAN                    51       0.1                     55      0.1
                        MINNESOTA                   13       0.0                     18      0.0
                        MISSISSIPPI              1,025       2.6                  1,034      2.6
                        MISSOURI                 2,277       5.7                  2,317      5.8
                        MONTANA                      1       0.0                      1      0.0
                        NEBRASKA                    33       0.1                     36      0.1
                        NEVADA                       3       0.0                     10      0.0
                        NEW HAMPSHIRE                1       0.0                      2      0.0
                        NEW JERSEY                   6       0.0                      7      0.0
                        NEW MEXICO                   8       0.0                     14      0.0
                        NEW YORK                     6       0.0                     13      0.0
                        NORTH CAROLINA              27       0.1                     36      0.1
                        NORTH DAKOTA                 1       0.0                      0      0.0
                        OHIO                        23       0.1                     26      0.1
                        OKLAHOMA                 5,188      13.1                  5,150     13.0
                        OREGON                       4       0.0                     16      0.0
                        PENNSYLVANIA                16       0.0                     18      0.0
                        RHODE ISLAND                 0       0.0                      0      0.0
                        SOUTH CAROLINA               4       0.0                      8      0.0
                        SOUTH DAKOTA                 2       0.0                      3      0.0
                        TENNESSEE                  331       0.8                    382      1.0
                        TEXAS                    1,042       2.6                  1,169      2.9
                        UTAH                         2       0.0                      4      0.0
                        VERMONT                      1       0.0                      4      0.0
                        VIRGINIA                    26       0.1                     36      0.1
                        WASHINGTON                  16       0.0                     16      0.0
                        WEST VIRGINIA                3       0.0                      6      0.0
                        WISCONSIN                   33       0.1                     31      0.1
                        WYOMING                      3       0.0                      4      0.0
                        PUERTO RICO                  0       0.0                      0      0.0
                        VIRGIN ISLAND                0       0.0                      0      0.0
                        GUAM                         0       0.0                      0      0.0
                        CANADA                       3       0.0                      6      0.0
                        CUBA                         0       0.0                      0      0.0
                        MEXICO                       1       0.0                      0      0.0
                        REMAINDER OF WORLD          13       0.0                     19      0.0
                        UNKNOWN                      0       0.0                      0      0.0


                        SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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