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Figure 3.8 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month binge alcohol use among persons aged 26 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 (23.30 to 27.50 percent) were Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (22.06 to 23.29 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the mid group (20.98 to 22.05 percent) were Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Ohio. States in the next lowest group (18.93 to 20.97 percent) were Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (15.93 to 18.92 percent) were Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia.

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