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Figure 2.1 is a U.S. map showing any illicit drug use in past month among persons aged 12 or older, by State: percentages, annual averages based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs. 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 (9.97 to 12.01 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (8.75 to 9.96 percent) were Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Washington. States in the mid group (7.60 to 8.74 percent) were Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Virginia. States in the next lowest group (7.16 to 7.59 percent) were Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (6.32 to 7.15 percent) were Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

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