Table 3.2a
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2003
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 1,840,275 426,076 341,200 272,782 50,946 180,810 68,608 284,361 135,716 1,227 7,980 4,121 2,187 4,086 1,167 59,008
Age at admission                
Under 15 years 1.6 0.4 0.8 * 0.2 0.1 0.3 5.9 0.5 3.2 0.7 1.3 1.6 0.3 19.2 11.5
15 to 19 years 11.0 4.2 8.5 2.8 4.9 1.9 6.0 39.7 9.4 15.5 8.1 9.0 31.1 9.8 29.4 15.2
15 to 17 years 6.9 2.0 4.7 0.5 1.6 0.6 2.7 29.1 4.5 9.5 4.1 5.3 18.0 3.6 24.5 11.3
18 to 19 years 4.1 2.2 3.7 2.3 3.3 1.2 3.3 10.6 4.9 6.0 4.0 3.7 13.1 6.2 5.0 3.9
20 to 24 years 13.3 8.9 12.7 12.8 17.1 6.2 13.0 21.9 20.2 13.6 13.0 13.0 30.2 28.4 15.5 12.3
25 to 29 years 11.6 8.8 11.0 13.0 15.8 9.5 14.4 11.8 18.3 12.6 11.8 13.9 14.8 21.4 8.9 11.0
30 to 34 years 13.1 11.1 13.8 15.0 14.9 17.6 16.8 7.8 18.1 13.1 12.7 13.0 8.0 14.9 5.8 11.3
35 to 39 years 15.2 14.7 17.7 17.0 14.0 24.3 19.1 5.6 15.1 13.2 13.8 13.5 4.9 11.4 7.6 11.3
40 to 44 years 15.1 18.3 17.7 16.4 14.1 22.2 16.5 4.0 11.2 11.7 14.5 15.2 4.7 8.2 6.1 11.1
45 to 49 years 10.2 14.8 10.8 12.8 10.4 12.0 8.8 2.1 5.0 9.1 13.3 10.7 2.7 3.9 4.3 7.7
50 to 54 years 5.2 9.2 4.7 7.0 5.3 4.5 3.4 0.8 1.5 4.8 6.8 6.0 1.3 0.9 2.2 4.4
55 to 59 years 2.2 5.1 1.6 2.3 2.1 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.5 2.1 3.0 2.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 2.2
60 to 64 years 0.9 2.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.7 1.3 0.9 - - 0.2 0.3 1.0
65 years and over 0.6 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 * 0.5 1.0 1.1 0.2 * 0.1 1.0
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 1,836,702 425,367 340,544 272,310 50,784 180,542 68,350 283,744 135,567 1,225 7,947 4,112 2,183 4,081 1,165 58,781
Average age at admission 34 yrs 39 yrs 35 yrs 36 yrs 34 yrs 37 yrs 34 yrs 23 yrs 31 yrs 32 yrs 36 yrs 35 yrs 25 yrs 29 yrs 24 yrs 30 yrs
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 4.11.05.