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Figure 5.18 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year dependence or abuse for any illicit drug or alcohol 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 (10.60 to 12.95 percent) were Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (9.36 to 10.59 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (8.71 to 9.35 percent) were Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (7.92 to 8.70 percent) were Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington. States in the lowest group (5.87 to 7.91 percent) were Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.

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