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Figure 5.5 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year alcohol dependence among persons aged 12 or older, 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 (4.02 to 5.20 percent) were Colorado, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (3.76 to 4.01 percent) were Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (3.39 to 3.75 percent) were Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Utah. States in the next lowest group (3.14 to 3.38 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Texas, and Vermont. States in the lowest group (2.79 to 3.13 percent) were Florida, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, and West Virginia.

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