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Figure 3.2 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of alcohol 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 (20.01 to 24.67 percent) were Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (18.71 to 20.00 percent) were Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (17.60 to 18.70 percent) were Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (15.74 to 17.59 percent) were Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. States in the lowest group (11.79 to 15.73 percent) were Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.

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