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Figure 5.9 is a U.S. map showing any illicit drug dependence or abuse 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 (3.20 to 3.96 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. States in the next highest group (3.00 to 3.19 percent) were Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, and Virginia. States in the mid group (2.86 to 2.99 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. States in the next lowest group (2.76 to 2.85 percent) were Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. States in the lowest group (2.52 to 2.75 percent) were Alabama, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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