Figure 3.8 is a U.S. map showing binge 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 (23.45 to 28.43 percent) were Colorado, District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (22.40 to 23.44 percent) were Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Vermont. States in the mid group (20.44 to 22.39 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (18.64 to 20.43 percent) were Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington. States in the lowest group (14.70 to 18.63 percent) were Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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