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Figure 4.12 is a U.S. map showing perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day 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 (74.44 to 79.05 percent) were California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Utah. States in the next highest group (72.76 to 74.43 percent) were Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, and Rhode Island. States in the mid group (71.29 to 72.75 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (69.96 to 71.28 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. States in the lowest group (64.43 to 69.95 percent) were Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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