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                                              AGE OF GROOM BY AGE OF BRIDE
                                                ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1997


                                                          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     7  1,484     439     70     32      8      4      0      1      0      0      0      0    0    1     2,046

  20-24     1  2,781   4,617  1,169    285    100     32      7      3      1      0      0      0    0    0     8,996

  25-29     0    615   2,991  2,737    981    345    122     38      9      2      0      0      0    0    2     7,842

  30-34     0    148     958  1,861  1,636    803    313     84     19      2      4      0      0    0    1     5,829

  35-39     0     61     346    858  1,256  1,226    620    194     52     16      4      2      1    0    0     4,636

  40-44     0     14     117    310    621    930    915    386    105     25      6      0      0    0    1     3,430

  45-49     0      5      42    107    276    492    678    576    216     62     18      4      2    1    1     2,480

  50-54     0      5      13     56     91    194    356    430    326     96     30     12      2    1    1     1,613

  55-59     0      0       9     12     41     73    168    213    262    175     44     17      4    4    0     1,022

  60-64     0      0       1      5     23     44     51    100    128    135    132     34      8    0    1       662

  65-69     0      0       1      3      4     12     26     35     59     83    131    101     27   11    0       493

  70-74     0      0       0      0      0      9      8     21     22     39     66     84     74   10    0       333

  75+       0      0       1      1      0      2      6      7     17     21     39     74     87   95    0       350

  UNK       0      0       0      1      1      1      0      0      0      0      0      0      0    1    0         4

  TOTAL     8  5,113   9,535  7,190  5,247  4,239  3,299  2,091  1,219    657    474    328    205  123    8    39,736






                                    PERCENT MARRIAGES BY DAY OF WEEK AND MONTH OF YEAR
                                             ARKANSAS OCCURRENCES 1993 - 1997


                                                      1993     1994     1995     1996     1997
                             DAY OF THE WEEK

                             SUNDAY                    5.9      4.7      5.3      4.5      4.2
                             MONDAY                    8.6      9.9      8.8      9.5      9.2
                             TUESDAY                   6.9      7.0      8.0      7.3      6.9
                             WEDNESDAY                 6.9      6.6      6.8      7.8      7.6
                             THURSDAY                  8.0      8.1      7.9      8.4      8.1
                             FRIDAY                   26.6     25.2     25.4     24.2     26.3
                             SATURDAY                 37.0     38.5     37.8     38.3     37.9

                             MONTH OF THE YEAR

                             JANUARY                   5.9      6.0      5.9      5.5      5.8
                             FEBRUARY                  7.3      7.2      7.2      7.2      7.8
                             MARCH                     7.6      7.5      8.0      8.3      8.4
                             APRIL                     7.6      8.2      8.1      7.8      7.7
                             MAY                       9.7      9.2      9.5      9.8     10.3
                             JUNE                     10.3     10.3     10.5     11.0     10.3
                             JULY                     10.5     10.2      9.7      9.2      9.3
                             AUGUST                    8.8      8.7      8.6     10.1     10.0
                             SEPTEMBER                 8.1      8.7      8.7      7.7      7.8
                             OCTOBER                   8.4      8.3      7.4      7.6      8.0
                             NOVEMBER                  7.1      6.9      7.3      7.4      7.2
                             DECEMBER                  8.7      8.9      9.0      8.3      7.5

                             TOTAL MARRIAGES        37,112   38,339   39,133   39,143   39,736




       SOURCE:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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