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Figure 4.2 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of any tobacco product 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 (18.36 to 22.19 percent) were Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (17.05 to 18.35 percent) were Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. States in the mid group (15.68 to 17.04 percent) were Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (13.72 to 15.67 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont. States in the lowest group (9.42 to 13.71 percent) were California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

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