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Figure 4.6 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of cigarettes 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 (15.94 to 21.75 percent) were Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (14.87 to 15.93 percent) were Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (13.24 to 14.86 percent) were Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (12.11 to 13.23 percent) were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, New Mexico, New York, and South Carolina. States in the lowest group (7.53 to 12.10 percent) were California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

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