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Figure 5.8 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past year alcohol 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 (3.52 to 4.95 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, and South Carolina. States in the next highest group (3.20 to 3.51 percent) were Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. States in the mid group (2.90 to 3.19 percent) were Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (2.63 to 2.89 percent) were Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. States in the lowest group (2.23 to 2.62 percent) were Florida, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.

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