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Figure 2.3 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of any illicit drug among persons aged 18 to 25, 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 (24.91 to 34.10 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. States in the next highest group (21.58 to 24.90 percent) were Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, and New York. States in the mid group (19.32 to 21.57 percent) were Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (17.23 to 19.31 percent) were Arizona, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (12.88 to 17.22 percent) were Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

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