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Figure 5.20 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year dependence or abuse for any illicit drug or alcohol 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 (7.99 to 10.90 percent) were Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, and New Mexico. States in the next highest group (7.32 to 7.98 percent) were California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (6.92 to 7.31 percent) were Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (6.47 to 6.91 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, and Vermont. States in the lowest group (5.71 to 6.46 percent) were Alabama, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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