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Figure 5.15 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year any illicit drug dependence among persons aged 18 to 25, 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 (6.54 to 9.99 percent) were Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington. States in the next highest group (5.80 to 6.53 percent) were Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. States in the mid group (5.14 to 5.79 percent) were Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (4.51 to 5.13 percent) were Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (2.97 to 4.50 percent) were California, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah.

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