Figure 3.9 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting perceptions of great risk of having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week 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 (44.95 to 49.91 percent) were Alabama, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. States in the next highest group (42.05 to 44.94 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. States in the mid group (40.08 to 42.04 percent) were Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (37.32 to 40.07 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington. States in the lowest group (35.45 to 37.31 percent) were Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
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