Table 3.2a
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2007
Column percent distribution and average age at admission
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Age at admission All admis-
sions
Primary substance at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Stimulants Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
With
secondary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amine
Other
stimu-
lants
Total 1,817,577 406,038 326,887 246,871 90,516 167,914 66,858 287,933 143,024 897 9,949 4,210 1,502 3,124 992 60,862
Age at admission                
Under 15 years 1.3 0.5 0.7 * 0.2 0.1 0.3 4.8 0.3 5.4 0.7 1.7 2.7 0.2 19.8 5.4
15 to 19 years 10.1 4.5 8.1 2.7 5.2 1.6 6.9 35.7 6.1 19.2 8.3 12.2 34.2 4.1 30.2 10.8
15 to 17 years 6.1 2.1 4.4 0.4 1.5 0.4 3.1 25.5 2.8 13.5 4.4 7.5 23.1 1.7 23.6 6.8
18 to 19 years 4.0 2.4 3.6 2.3 3.7 1.2 3.8 10.3 3.4 5.7 3.9 4.7 11.1 2.4 6.6 4.1
20 to 24 years 14.2 9.8 12.8 14.5 21.8 6.4 14.4 21.9 18.3 12.5 14.9 16.2 21.5 21.1 12.5 13.1
25 to 29 years 14.4 10.5 13.2 16.1 22.4 10.3 18.1 14.9 21.5 15.3 15.8 16.0 17.2 30.3 10.6 14.2
30 to 34 years 11.1 9.6 10.8 12.2 14.1 12.0 14.2 8.1 16.3 9.9 11.9 10.6 10.1 17.9 7.1 10.8
35 to 39 years 12.5 12.2 13.8 13.9 11.2 18.8 14.8 5.6 14.8 9.9 12.0 9.9 5.6 10.6 5.2 11.2
40 to 44 years 13.4 15.5 16.2 14.7 9.0 21.9 13.8 4.1 11.7 9.5 12.3 9.6 3.3 8.3 5.8 10.9
45 to 49 years 11.5 16.0 13.6 12.3 7.9 17.1 10.3 2.8 7.3 10.0 11.3 9.3 3.3 5.2 5.3 9.9
50 to 54 years 6.7 10.9 7.1 8.4 5.1 8.0 4.8 1.3 2.7 4.4 7.2 6.4 1.0 1.9 2.0 6.8
55 to 59 years 3.0 5.9 2.6 3.8 2.2 2.7 1.6 0.5 0.8 2.6 3.6 3.1 1.0 0.3 1.4 3.8
60 to 64 years 1.1 2.7 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.7 1.4 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.9
65 years and over 0.6 1.9 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 * * 0.7 0.6 3.5 - - 0.1 - - 1.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 1,815,004 405,650 326,538 246,670 90,406 167,740 66,700 287,379 142,832 896 9,935 4,197 1,496 3,113 990 60,462
Average age at admission 34 yrs 39 yrs 35 yrs 36 yrs 32 yrs 39 yrs 34 yrs 24 yrs 32 yrs 31 yrs 35 yrs 34 yrs 25 yrs 30 yrs 24 yrs 34 yrs
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.6.08.

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