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Figure 5.8 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence 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 (3.30 to 4.73 percent) were Alaska, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (3.03 to 3.29 percent) were Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, and South Carolina. States in the mid group (2.78 to 3.02 percent) were Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (2.55 to 2.77 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. States in the lowest group (2.26 to 2.54 percent) were Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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