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Figure 2.2 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of any illicit drug among youths aged 12 to 17, by State, for 2002. 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 (13.45 to 17.48 percent) were Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, and Virginia. States in the next highest group (11.85 to 13.44 percent) were District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington. States in the mid group (11.30 to 11.84 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. States in the next lowest group (10.22 to 11.29 percent) were Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (9.34 to 10.21 percent) were Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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