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Figure 5.19 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year dependence or abuse for any illicit drug or alcohol 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 (25.65 to 32.00 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (22.99 to 25.64 percent) were Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. States in the mid group (21.72 to 22.98 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (20.67 to 21.71 percent) were Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. States in the lowest group (17.52 to 20.66 percent) were Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.

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