Figure 5.6 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence in past year 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 (2.72 to 4.75 percent) were Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont. States in the next highest group (2.33 to 2.71 percent) were Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (1.95 to 2.32 percent) were Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (1.82 to 1.94 percent) were California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. States in the lowest group (1.37 to 1.81 percent) were Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
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