Table 5.7b
Heroin admissions by selected usual route of administration, according to age group: TEDS 1997-2007
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Usual route of administration
and age group1
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Injection
Age group 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 20 years   2.4   3.1   3.0   3.0   3.0   2.9   2.9   3.1   3.2   3.0   2.9
20 to 29 years  20.0  21.6  22.9  24.0  26.6  27.9  29.5  31.8  33.2  34.8  36.4
30 to 39 years  37.2  34.7  33.1  31.8  30.7  29.1  28.1  26.9  26.7  26.0  25.5
40 years and over  40.4  40.6  41.0  41.2  39.7  40.0  39.5  38.2  36.9  36.2  35.3
Inhalation
Age group 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 20 years   3.7   3.7   3.5   2.8   2.5   2.4   2.4   2.2   2.3   2.1   2.0
20 to 29 years  28.5  26.6  24.8  22.5  21.1  19.9  18.5  18.9  19.2  18.3  17.9
30 to 39 years  42.7  41.8  42.3  42.4  41.8  39.9  37.8  35.2  32.7  29.5  27.6
40 years and over  25.1  27.9  29.3  32.2  34.6  37.7  41.3  43.6  45.7  50.1  52.6
Smoking
Age group 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 20 years   6.1   6.7   7.7   6.9   5.6   5.1   5.3   5.4   6.3   7.1   7.6
20 to 29 years  31.1  32.7  34.8  32.2  30.8  31.9  31.4  31.3  34.8  40.0  43.3
30 to 39 years  37.0  34.9  32.5  32.8  31.1  31.6  30.0  29.6  25.8  22.3  22.2
40 years and over  25.8  25.6  25.0  28.1  32.4  31.5  33.3  33.6  33.2  30.6  26.9
1 Usual route of administration and/or age group were not reported for all admissions.
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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