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Figure 2.14 is a map showing perceptions of great risk of smoking marijuana once a month among youths aged 12 to 17, by State: percentages, annual averages based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs. 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 (36.42 to 42.42 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Utah. States in the next highest group (34.89 to 36.41 percent) were Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. States in the mid group (32.44 to 34.88 percent) were Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (28.47 to 32.43 percent) were Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (22.61 to 28.46 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

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