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Figure 5.20 is a U.S. map showing dependence on or abuse of any illicit drug or alcohol in past year 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 (8.05 to 10.56 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (7.44 to 8.04 percent) were Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (7.03 to 7.43 percent) were California, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (6.24 to 7.02 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (5.80 to 6.23 percent) were Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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