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Figure 2.1 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of any illicit drug among persons aged 12 or older, 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 (9.42 to 12.43 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. States in the next highest group (8.60 to 9.41 percent) were California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, and New York. States in the mid group (7.69 to 8.59 percent) were Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (6.97 to 7.68 percent) were Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (6.08 to 6.96 percent) were Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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