Table 3.5. Heroin admissions aged 12 and older, by age group and race/ethnicity: 2000-2010
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Age group and race/ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total heroin admissions 269,891 277,321 284,359 273,821 262,373 260,390 266,804 261,558 280,099 284,484 256,256
12 to 19 years   3.0   2.8   2.8   2.8   2.9   3.0   2.9   2.7   3.1   3.5   3.5
White (non-Hispanic)   2.3   2.2   2.2   2.3   2.4   2.6   2.5   2.4   2.7   3.1   3.0
Black (non-Hispanic)   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1 * * *   0.1
Puerto Rican-origin    0.2   0.2   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1 * *
Other   0.4   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.4
20 to 34 years  40.8  41.4  40.9  40.8  41.7  41.5  42.3  43.2  45.3  48.1  51.6
White (non-Hispanic)  21.7  22.7  24.0  24.6  27.3  28.0  30.1  31.9  34.9  38.0  41.7
Black (non-Hispanic)   6.4   6.1   5.4   5.0   4.3   3.5   2.9   2.4   2.1   2.1   1.9
Puerto Rican-origin    7.0   7.2   6.3   5.8   5.1   5.0   4.2   4.0   3.7   3.3   2.8
Other   5.7   5.3   5.2   5.3   5.0   5.0   5.1   4.8   4.7   4.8   5.1
35 to 44 years  36.1  35.3  34.2  33.4  32.2  31.2  29.4  28.3  26.1  24.1  21.7
White (non-Hispanic)  14.6  13.8  13.2  12.2  12.0  11.3  11.0  10.6  10.3   9.8   9.5
Black (non-Hispanic)  10.4  10.3  10.2  10.7  10.1   9.7   8.9   8.6   7.8   7.0   5.6
Puerto Rican-origin    5.2   5.9   5.5   5.5   5.4   5.7   5.2   5.0   4.5   4.2   3.8
Other   5.9   5.3   5.2   5.0   4.7   4.4   4.3   4.1   3.5   3.1   2.9
45 years and older  20.1  20.5  22.1  23.1  23.2  24.3  25.4  25.8  25.5  24.3  23.2
White (non-Hispanic)   7.3   7.4   8.0   8.0   8.1   8.2   8.3   8.2   8.2   7.6   7.3
Black (non-Hispanic)   7.5   7.9   8.6   9.4   9.4   9.9  10.6  10.9  10.8  10.5   9.7
Puerto Rican-origin    1.8   2.0   2.1   2.4   2.4   2.8   2.8   2.9   3.0   3.0   3.0
Other   3.5   3.1   3.3   3.3   3.3   3.5   3.8   3.8   3.6   3.2   3.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 268,286 276,108 283,122 272,138 260,563 258,721 265,792 260,105 277,346 279,037 255,118
* Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

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