Table 5.5b
Heroin admissions by selected route of administration, according to age group: TEDS 1992-2000
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2.]
Route of administration, age group, and characteristics of first treatment episode1 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Injection
Age group         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0
Under 20 years             0.8             0.8             0.8             1.2             1.7             2.4             3.1             3.0             3.0
20 to 29 years           19.9           18.2           16.9           17.1           18.0           19.8           21.5           22.7           23.7
30 to 39 years           49.0           47.0           44.4           42.0           40.0           37.1           34.5           32.9           31.7
40 years and over           30.3           34.0           37.8           39.7           40.3           40.7           40.9           41.4           41.6
Inhalation
Age group         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0
Under 20 years             3.8             3.2             2.8             3.1             3.0             3.8             3.9             3.7             3.0
20 to 29 years           41.4           38.7           36.4           34.7           31.1           29.1           27.3           25.4           23.0
30 to 39 years           40.8           41.7           42.0           42.1           43.2           42.4           41.5           42.2           42.4
40 years and over           14.0           16.4           18.8           20.2           22.8           24.7           27.3           28.7           31.5
Smoking
Age group         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0         100.0
Under 20 years             3.8             3.9             4.5             5.6             6.6             6.5             6.9             7.9             7.3
20 to 29 years           36.5           32.1           31.1           32.0           31.8           32.2           33.5           35.7           33.0
30 to 39 years           43.5           44.9           42.8           41.4           37.4           36.1           34.6           31.9           32.4
40 years and over           16.2           19.1           21.6           21.1           24.3           25.2           25.0           24.5           27.3
1 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) - 4.1.02.