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Health Statistics > Illicit Drug Use (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Percentage of population over 12 that have used illicit drugs. Illicit drug use indicates use at least once of marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic used non-medically. Percent reported is among population ages 12 and older.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     Alaska: 12% 
# 2     District of Columbia: 11.6% 
# 3     New Hampshire: 11.2% 
# 4     Colorado: 11.1% 
= 5     Rhode Island: 11% 
= 5     Vermont: 11% 
# 7     Oregon: 10.8% 
# 8     Montana: 10.6% 
# 9     Nevada: 10.3% 
= 10     New Mexico: 10% 
= 10     Washington: 10% 
= 12     Massachusetts: 9.3% 
= 12     Maine: 9.3% 
# 14     Missouri: 9.2% 
# 15     Michigan: 9.1% 
# 16     California: 9% 
= 17     Arizona: 8.9% 
= 17     Hawaii: 8.9% 
= 17     New York: 8.9% 
# 20     Connecticut: 8.8% 
= 21     Delaware: 8.7% 
= 21     Florida: 8.7% 
# 23     Oklahoma: 8.6% 
# 24     Kentucky: 8.3% 
= 25     Indiana: 8.1% 
= 25     Louisiana: 8.1% 
# 27     Ohio: 8% 
# 28     North Carolina: 7.9% 
# 29     Arkansas: 7.8% 
= 30     Nebraska: 7.7% 
= 30     Virginia: 7.7% 
= 32     Minnesota: 7.6% 
= 32     Maryland: 7.6% 
= 34     Illinois: 7.5% 
= 34     Wisconsin: 7.5% 
= 34     Pennsylvania: 7.5% 
= 34     Georgia: 7.5% 
= 34     Wyoming: 7.5% 
= 39     North Dakota: 7.2% 
= 39     South Dakota: 7.2% 
= 39     South Carolina: 7.2% 
= 39     Idaho: 7.2% 
= 43     New Jersey: 7% 
= 43     Texas: 7% 
= 45     Kansas: 6.7% 
= 45     Tennessee: 6.7% 
= 47     West Virginia: 6.6% 
= 47     Mississippi: 6.6% 
= 47     Alabama: 6.6% 
# 50     Iowa: 6.5% 
# 51     Utah: 6.3% 
Weighted average: 8.5%  

SOURCE: March of Dimes, 2003-2004

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"Illicit Drug Use by state", March of Dimes, 2003-2004. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/hea_ill_dru_use-health-illicit-drug-use

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10th August 2010
I am very suspicious of Utah's #51 ranking in illicit drug use. Why? Because the DEA has ranked Utah #1 in prescription drug abuse.
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