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Figure 3.1 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of alcohol among persons aged 12 or older, 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 (56.53 to 61.11 percent) were Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (53.52 to 56.52 percent) were Delaware, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (51.33 to 53.51 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. States in the next lowest group (44.19 to 51.32 percent) were California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (32.95 to 44.18 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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