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Figure 5.1 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence or abuse 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 (9.21 to 10.83 percent) were Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (7.96 to 9.20 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, and New Hampshire. States in the mid group (7.48 to 7.95 percent) were Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Vermont. States in the next lowest group (6.91 to 7.47 percent) were California, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. States in the lowest group (5.97 to 6.90 percent) were Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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