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Figure 4.9 is a U.S. map showing perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day 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 (72.68 to 76.82 percent) were Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. States in the next highest group (70.90 to 72.67 percent) were Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. States in the mid group (69.39 to 70.89 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (67.92 to 69.38 percent) were Alabama, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (62.46 to 67.91 percent) were Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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