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Figure 4.10 is a U.S. map showing perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day 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 (64.77 to 71.49 percent) were Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington. States in the next highest group (64.06 to 64.76 percent) were Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Montana, Nevada, and New York. States in the mid group (62.32 to 64.05 percent) were Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (61.13 to 62.31 percent) were Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. States in the lowest group (58.90 to 61.12 percent) were Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

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