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Figure 3.7 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month binge alcohol use among persons aged 18 to 25, 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 (47.52 to 55.83 percent) were Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (44.03 to 47.51 percent) were Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (40.51 to 44.02 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (36.60 to 40.50 percent) were Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. States in the lowest group (23.94 to 36.59 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah.

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