Table 5.6b
Heroin admissions by selected route of administration, according to age group: TEDS 1992-2002
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2.]
Route of administration and age group1 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
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    0.7    0.8    1.2    1.7    2.4    3.1    3.0    3.0    3.0    2.9
20 to 29 years   19.9   18.2   16.9   17.1   18.1   20.0   21.6   22.9   23.9   26.5   27.8
30 to 39 years   49.0   47.0   44.4   42.0   40.0   37.2   34.7   33.1   31.8   30.8   29.3
40 years and over   30.3   34.1   37.9   39.7   40.2   40.4   40.6   41.0   41.2   39.7   40.0
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    3.1    2.7    3.0    2.9    3.7    3.7    3.5    2.9    2.5    2.4
20 to 29 years   41.2   38.3   35.9   34.2   30.6   28.5   26.6   24.8   22.5   21.1   19.9
30 to 39 years   41.0   42.0   42.3   42.4   43.4   42.7   41.8   42.3   42.4   41.7   40.0
40 years and over   14.1   16.6   19.1   20.5   23.2   25.1   27.9   29.3   32.2   34.6   37.7
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    3.8    3.8    4.4    5.5    6.4    6.1    6.7    7.7    7.1    5.8    5.1
20 to 29 years   36.2   31.9   31.0   31.6   31.5   31.1   32.7   34.9   32.2   31.0   32.0
30 to 39 years   43.7   45.1   43.0   41.5   37.8   37.0   34.9   32.5   32.8   31.2   31.4
40 years and over   16.3   19.2   21.6   21.3   24.3   25.8   25.6   25.0   27.9   32.0   31.4
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) - 3.01.04.