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Figure 5.12 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year any illicit drug dependence or abuse 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 (2.00 to 3.32 percent) were Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Washington. States in the next highest group (1.79 to 1.99 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. States in the mid group (1.58 to 1.78 percent) were Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, and South Carolina. States in the next lowest group (1.39 to 1.57 percent) were Alabama, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (1.20 to 1.38 percent) were Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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