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Figure 4.12 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day among persons aged 26 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 (75.08 to 79.28 percent) were California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Utah. States in the next highest group (72.49 to 75.07 percent) were Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Texas. States in the mid group (70.43 to 72.48 percent) were Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (69.62 to 70.42 percent) were Alabama, Alaska, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (64.60 to 69.61 percent) were Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

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