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Figure 4.7 is a U.S. map showing cigarette use in past month among persons aged 18 to 25, 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 (45.49 to 53.06 percent) were Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (43.90 to 45.48 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (41.57 to 43.89 percent) were Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (38.46 to 41.56 percent) were Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas. States in the lowest group (24.61 to 38.45 percent) were California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

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