Figure 5.3 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence or abuse 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 (20.67 to 27.11 percent) were Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (18.55 to 20.66 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, South Carolina, and Vermont. States in the mid group (17.61 to 18.54 percent) were Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (16.13 to 17.60 percent) were Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (12.98 to 16.12 percent) were Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
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