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Figure 3.10 is a U.S. map showing perceptions of great risk of having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week among youths aged 12 to 17, 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 (40.03 to 47.56 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia. States in the next highest group (38.80 to 40.02 percent) were Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. States in the mid group (36.50 to 38.79 percent) were Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oklahoma. States in the next lowest group (34.08 to 36.49 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the lowest group (27.98 to 34.07 percent) were Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

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