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TABLE H-7
1997 VERMONT DIVORCES
                               NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER 18 AT TIME OF DECREE BY CUSTODY *
               
                                           CUSTODY        NUMBER OF     COLUMN
                                                          CHILDREN      PERCENT#
                                           -------        --------      --------
               
               
                                           HUSBAND            252          9.7
               
                                           WIFE              1765         67.8
               
                                           JOINT              544         20.9
               
                                           OTHER               41          1.6
               
                                           TOTAL             2602        100.0

* EXCLUDES UNKNOWNS.
# MAY NOT ADD TO 100% DUE TO ROUNDING.

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TABLE H-8
1997 VERMONT DIVORCES
                                      AGE OF WIFE BY AGE OF HUSBAND AT TIME OF DIVORCE
               
                                                        AGE OF WIFE
               
                 < 15  15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69  70+
AGE OF HUSBAND   YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS YEARS UNKNOWN TOTAL
--------------   ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- -----

 < 15 YEARS         0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0      0       0
15-19 YEARS         0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0      0       0
20-24 YEARS         0     8    59    18     2     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0      0      90
25-29 YEARS         0     1    95   192    41     9     2     1     0     0     0     0     0      1     342
30-34 YEARS         0     0    21   152   213    64    25     5     0     1     0     0     0      3     484
35-39 YEARS         0     0    11    46   158   217    54    18     3     2     0     0     0      0     509
40-44 YEARS         0     0     1    10    59   192   148    52     8     1     1     1     0      3     476
45-49 YEARS         0     0     0     2    20    56   122   113    23     3     0     1     0      0     340
50-54 YEARS         0     0     1     2     6    13    34    78    63    15     4     1     2      1     220
55-59 YEARS         0     0     0     2     0     5    11    22    31    26     5     0     1      1     104
60-64 YEARS         0     0     0     0     1     2     6     6     8    12     8     2     0      0      45
65-69 YEARS         0     0     0     0     0     1     3     3     7     4     6     6     1      0      31
 70 + YEARS         0     0     0     0     0     0     1     2     0     1     8     5     4      0      21
UNKNOWN             0     0     0     1     1     1     2     0     0     0     0     0     0      6      11

TOTAL               0     9   188   425   501   563   408   300   143    65    32    16     8     15    2673

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