Table 3.2a
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2004
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 1,875,026 416,510 336,954 265,895 63,243 184,949 71,438 298,317 150,402 1,007 8,558 4,487 2,408 3,272 1,209 66,377
Age at admission                
Under 15 years 1.6 0.5 0.8 * 0.2 0.1 0.3 5.7 0.5 2.4 0.9 1.3 2.2 0.4 23.5 10.9
15 to 19 years 11.0 4.4 8.6 2.9 5.4 1.8 6.5 38.3 9.6 16.0 8.7 9.7 28.2 7.0 28.6 13.6
15 to 17 years 6.9 2.1 4.8 0.5 1.6 0.6 3.1 27.9 4.8 10.1 4.6 5.1 16.5 2.5 22.6 9.6
18 to 19 years 4.2 2.3 3.7 2.4 3.9 1.2 3.4 10.4 4.9 5.9 4.0 4.5 11.6 4.5 6.1 3.9
20 to 24 years 14.0 9.4 13.0 13.8 18.5 6.4 13.6 22.1 20.9 15.0 12.9 14.8 28.6 25.5 9.6 11.9
25 to 29 years 12.3 9.2 11.5 14.0 17.5 9.5 14.9 12.5 19.3 14.8 12.9 14.7 15.0 23.7 9.5 11.1
30 to 34 years 12.4 10.5 12.7 14.0 14.7 16.0 16.3 7.8 16.9 13.7 12.4 12.3 8.2 15.6 8.2 11.2
35 to 39 years 14.2 13.8 16.3 16.0 12.8 22.9 17.2 5.6 14.3 11.6 13.2 11.3 6.3 11.2 6.0 11.0
40 to 44 years 14.8 18.0 17.7 16.1 12.6 22.6 16.2 4.2 10.8 13.2 14.9 13.7 5.3 9.8 6.8 11.7
45 to 49 years 10.3 14.8 11.6 12.4 9.8 13.4 9.5 2.3 5.4 7.2 12.5 10.9 3.6 4.5 4.9 8.1
50 to 54 years 5.5 9.7 5.2 7.2 5.4 5.2 3.7 0.9 1.7 3.2 6.7 5.6 2.1 1.7 2.3 5.0
55 to 59 years 2.3 5.2 1.9 2.5 1.9 1.5 1.2 0.3 0.5 1.5 2.8 2.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.5
60 to 64 years 0.9 2.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2 0.9 * 0.2 0.1 1.4
65 years and over 0.6 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 * * 0.4 0.8 2.2 * 0.1 - - 1.7
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 1,870,602 415,850 335,838 265,271 63,043 184,704 71,052 297,548 150,217 1,005 8,525 4,469 2,401 3,265 1,201 66,213
Average age at admission 34 yrs 39 yrs 35 yrs 36 yrs 34 yrs 38 yrs 34 yrs 24 yrs 30 yrs 31 yrs 35 yrs 35 yrs 26 yrs 30 yrs 24 yrs 31 yrs

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