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Figure 3.6 is a U.S. map showing binge alcohol use in past 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 (13.28 to 17.85 percent) were Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (11.57 to 13.27 percent) were Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (10.88 to 11.56 percent) were Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (9.51 to 10.87 percent) were Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Virginia. States in the lowest group (5.62 to 9.50 percent) were Alabama, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.

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