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Figure 3.6 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month binge alcohol use 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 (13.15 to 16.41 percent) were Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (11.77 to 13.14 percent) were Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (10.52 to 11.76 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (9.12 to 10.51 percent) were Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, and Texas. States in the lowest group (7.60 to 9.11 percent) were Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.

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