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Figure 3.1 is a U.S. map showing alcohol 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 (56.70 to 59.80 percent) were Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the next highest group (53.15 to 56.69 percent) were District of Columbia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, South Dakota, and Washington. States in the mid group (50.69 to 53.14 percent) were Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (45.08 to 50.68 percent) were Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. States in the lowest group (29.57 to 45.07 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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