Figure 5.17 is a U.S. map showing dependence on or abuse of any illicit drug or alcohol in past year 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 (10.72 to 12.04 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. States in the next highest group (9.71 to 10.71 percent) were Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (9.12 to 9.70 percent) were Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (8.34 to 9.11 percent) were Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (7.40 to 8.33 percent) were Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
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