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Figure 5.15 is a U.S. map showing any illicit drug dependence in past year among persons aged 18 to 25, 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 (6.09 to 8.33 percent) were Colorado, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. States in the next highest group (5.56 to 6.08 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. States in the mid group (5.08 to 5.55 percent) were Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (4.68 to 5.07 percent) were Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (3.67 to 4.67 percent) were Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah.

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