Figure 4.10 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day 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 (64.57 to 72.79 percent) were Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (63.28 to 64.56 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. States in the mid group (61.55 to 63.27 percent) were Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. States in the next lowest group (60.18 to 61.54 percent) were Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (55.20 to 60.17 percent) were Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
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