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Figure 3.3 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of alcohol 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 (67.77 to 74.96 percent) were Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (64.54 to 67.76 percent) were Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (60.33 to 64.53 percent) were Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (54.71 to 60.32 percent) were Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (37.89 to 54.70 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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