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Figure 3.10 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting perceptions of great risk of having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week 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 (40.21 to 47.66 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia. States in the next highest group (38.63 to 40.20 percent) were Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and Tennessee. States in the mid group (37.09 to 38.62 percent) were Arizona, California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (34.59 to 37.08 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. States in the lowest group (29.85 to 34.58 percent) were Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

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