Table 5.7b
Heroin admissions by selected usual route of administration, according to age group: TEDS 1994-2004
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 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
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   0.8   1.2   1.7   2.4   3.1   3.0   3.0   3.0   2.9   2.9   3.1
20 to 29 years  16.9  17.1  18.1  20.0  21.6  22.9  23.9  26.5  27.8  29.4  31.7
30 to 39 years  44.4  42.0  40.0  37.2  34.7  33.1  31.8  30.8  29.2  28.1  26.9
40 years and over  37.9  39.7  40.2  40.4  40.6  41.0  41.3  39.8  40.1  39.5  38.2
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   2.7   3.0   2.9   3.7   3.7   3.5   2.9   2.5   2.4   2.4   2.2
20 to 29 years  35.9  34.2  30.6  28.5  26.6  24.8  22.5  21.1  19.8  18.3  18.9
30 to 39 years  42.3  42.4  43.4  42.7  41.8  42.3  42.4  41.9  40.1  38.1  35.4
40 years and over  19.1  20.5  23.2  25.1  27.9  29.3  32.2  34.5  37.6  41.2  43.5
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   4.4   5.5   6.4   6.1   6.7   7.7   7.0   5.7   5.1   5.3   5.5
20 to 29 years  31.0  31.6  31.5  31.1  32.7  34.8  32.1  30.8  31.9  31.5  31.6
30 to 39 years  43.0  41.5  37.8  37.0  34.9  32.5  32.9  31.4  31.5  30.1  29.6
40 years and over  21.6  21.3  24.3  25.8  25.6  25.0  27.9  32.1  31.5  33.1  33.4
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 2.1.06.

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