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Figure 5.6 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year alcohol dependence 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 (2.82 to 4.76 percent) were Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (2.49 to 2.81 percent) were Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (2.15 to 2.48 percent) were Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. States in the next lowest group (1.85 to 2.14 percent) were Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. States in the lowest group (1.23 to 1.84 percent) were California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.

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