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Figure 3.4 is a U.S. map showing alcohol use in past month among persons aged 26 or older, 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 (59.43 to 63.20 percent) were Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (55.86 to 59.42 percent) were Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Dakota, and South Dakota. States in the mid group (53.30 to 55.85 percent) were California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (46.36 to 53.29 percent) were Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Texas. States in the lowest group (31.40 to 46.35 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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