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Figure 2.3 is a U.S. map showing any illicit drug use in past month among persons aged 18 to 25, 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 (24.73 to 32.44 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (21.23 to 24.72 percent) were Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Washington. States in the mid group (19.29 to 21.22 percent) were Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (17.52 to 19.28 percent) were Arizona, California, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (12.69 to 17.51 percent) were Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

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