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Figure 5.5 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence in past year 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 (3.76 to 4.81 percent) were Arizona, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (3.57 to 3.75 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (3.26 to 3.56 percent) were Arkansas, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (2.98 to 3.25 percent) were Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. States in the lowest group (2.71 to 2.97 percent) were Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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