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Figure 5.17 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year dependence or abuse for any illicit drug or alcohol 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 (10.64 to 12.66 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (9.67 to 10.63 percent) were Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (9.18 to 9.66 percent) were Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (8.61 to 9.17 percent) were Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina. States in the lowest group (7.64 to 8.60 percent) were Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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