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Figure 5.3 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year alcohol dependence or abuse 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 (21.83 to 27.23 percent) were Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (18.58 to 21.82 percent) were Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Vermont. States in the mid group (17.57 to 18.57 percent) were Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (16.71 to 17.56 percent) were Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. States in the lowest group (13.44 to 16.70 percent) were Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and West Virginia.

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