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Figure 3.5 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month binge alcohol use among persons aged 12 or older, 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 (25.45 to 29.97 percent) were Colorado, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (23.54 to 25.44 percent) were Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, and Vermont. States in the mid group (22.50 to 23.53 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (20.11 to 22.49 percent) were Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (16.60 to 20.10 percent) were Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia.

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