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Figure 5.4 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence or abuse 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 (7.38 to 8.37 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (6.38 to 7.37 percent) were Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (5.98 to 6.37 percent) were Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. States in the next lowest group (5.36 to 5.97 percent) were Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. States in the lowest group (4.63 to 5.35 percent) were Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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