Figure 3.9 is a U.S. map showing perceptions of great risk of having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week among persons aged 12 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 (44.80 to 50.94 percent) were Alabama, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. States in the next highest group (41.89 to 44.79 percent) were Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. States in the mid group (39.63 to 41.88 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Oregon. States in the next lowest group (36.58 to 39.62 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (33.32 to 36.57 percent) were Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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