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Figure 5.16 is a U.S. map showing any illicit drug dependence in past year among persons aged 26 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 (1.26 to 2.37 percent) were District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. States in the next highest group (1.18 to 1.25 percent) were Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Tennessee. States in the mid group (1.06 to 1.17 percent) were Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (0.98 to 1.05 percent) were Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (0.90 to 0.97 percent) were Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

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