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Figure 5.7 is a U.S. map showing alcohol dependence in past year 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 (7.94 to 10.70 percent) were Arizona, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the next highest group (7.48 to 7.93 percent) were Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, and South Carolina. States in the mid group (6.85 to 7.47 percent) were Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (6.21 to 6.84 percent) were Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. States in the lowest group (5.05 to 6.20 percent) were Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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