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Figure 5.2 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year alcohol dependence or abuse 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 (7.49 to 9.91 percent) were Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (6.51 to 7.48 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (5.57 to 6.50 percent) were Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (5.27 to 5.56 percent) were Alabama, Kansas, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington. States in the lowest group (3.12 to 5.26 percent) were California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, and South Carolina.

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