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Figure 2.10 is a map showing percentages reporting perceptions of great risk of smoking marijuana once a month among youths aged 12 to 17, by State, for 2002. States listed here in alphabetical order within each group were divided into five groups based on the magnitude of their percentages. States in the highest group (35.53 to 39.67 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Utah. States in the next highest group (33.12 to 35.52 percent) were Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (31.14 to 33.11 percent) were Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (28.00 to 31.13 percent) were California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, and New York. States in the lowest group (23.25 to 27.99 percent) were Alaska, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

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