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Figure 5.16 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year any illicit drug dependence 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 (1.34 to 2.74 percent) were Alaska, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. States in the next highest group (1.19 to 1.33 percent) were California, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. States in the mid group (1.10 to 1.18 percent) were Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (1.01 to 1.09 percent) were Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (0.84 to 1.00 percent) were Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

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