Table 5.7b
Heroin admissions by selected route of administration, according to age group: TEDS 1993-2003
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Route of administration
and age group1
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
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   0.7   0.8   1.2   1.7   2.4   3.1   3.0   3.0   3.0   2.9   2.9
20 to 29 years  18.2  16.9  17.1  18.1  20.0  21.6  22.9  23.9  26.5  27.8  29.4
30 to 39 years  47.0  44.4  42.0  40.0  37.2  34.7  33.1  31.8  30.8  29.2  28.1
40 years and over  34.1  37.9  39.7  40.2  40.4  40.6  41.0  41.3  39.8  40.1  39.6
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   3.1   2.7   3.0   2.9   3.7   3.7   3.5   2.9   2.5   2.4   2.4
20 to 29 years  38.3  35.9  34.2  30.6  28.5  26.6  24.8  22.5  21.1  19.9  18.4
30 to 39 years  42.0  42.3  42.4  43.4  42.7  41.8  42.3  42.4  41.7  40.0  37.9
40 years and over  16.6  19.1  20.5  23.2  25.1  27.9  29.3  32.3  34.6  37.7  41.3
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   4.4   5.5   6.4   6.1   6.7   7.7   7.1   5.8   5.1   5.3
20 to 29 years  31.9  31.0  31.6  31.5  31.1  32.7  34.8  32.2  31.0  32.0  31.5
30 to 39 years  45.1  43.0  41.5  37.8  37.0  34.9  32.5  32.8  31.3  31.5  30.2
40 years and over  19.2  21.6  21.3  24.3  25.8  25.6  25.0  27.9  32.0  31.4  33.0
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). Data received through 4.11.05.