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Figure 3.11 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 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 (36.61 to 42.46 percent) were Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. States in the next highest group (33.66 to 36.60 percent) were Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. States in the mid group (29.60 to 33.65 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Oregon, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (25.56 to 29.59 percent) were Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington. States in the lowest group (21.94 to 25.55 percent) were Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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