Table 3.2a
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2005
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 1,849,548 398,656 324,990 254,345 67,887 185,236 71,255 292,250 169,489 981 8,039 4,361 2,057 2,807 1,372 65,823
Age at admission                                
Under 15 years 1.5 0.5 0.7 * 0.2 0.1 0.3 5.4 0.5 3.1 0.8 1.1 1.6 0.3 18.2 9.3
15 to 19 years 10.5 4.1 8.0 3.0 5.1 1.8 7.1 36.6 9.4 13.6 8.1 9.0 27.2 5.7 22.0 10.7
15 to 17 years 6.4 2.0 4.4 0.5 1.6 0.6 3.2 26.5 4.7 8.8 4.5 4.7 15.2 2.6 16.4 6.9
18 to 19 years 4.1 2.2 3.6 2.5 3.6 1.3 3.8 10.1 4.8 4.8 3.6 4.3 12.1 3.1 5.6 3.8
20 to 24 years 14.2 9.4 12.9 14.0 20.2 6.4 14.2 22.1 21.0 13.4 15.1 14.6 26.8 25.3 10.5 13.5
25 to 29 years 13.2 9.6 12.0 14.5 19.3 9.8 15.9 13.9 20.1 13.3 14.8 13.9 18.0 24.5 10.5 13.0
30 to 34 years 11.8 10.0 11.7 13.1 14.3 14.4 15.2 7.9 16.1 11.2 12.3 12.8 9.0 14.9 9.3 11.6
35 to 39 years 13.6 12.9 15.5 15.5 11.8 21.6 16.2 5.7 13.9 10.3 12.7 12.5 6.5 12.4 9.4 11.4
40 to 44 years 14.5 17.4 17.7 15.5 11.2 22.9 15.7 4.3 10.7 14.4 13.0 10.7 4.7 10.7 5.9 11.8
45 to 49 years 10.7 15.4 12.6 12.4 9.2 14.5 9.6 2.5 5.7 9.7 11.1 11.5 2.9 4.1 7.8 8.5
50 to 54 years 5.9 10.4 5.9 7.8 5.4 6.0 4.0 1.1 1.8 6.4 6.9 6.1 2.4 1.3 3.7 5.3
55 to 59 years 2.5 5.6 2.1 2.9 2.2 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.5 2.6 3.0 2.9 0.5 0.6 1.8 2.7
60 to 64 years 1.0 2.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.5 1.3 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.2
65 years and over 0.6 1.9 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 * 0.1 0.4 0.8 3.4 - - 0.1 0.2 0.9
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 1,847,685 398,384 324,672 254,212 67,722 185,062 71,158 291,832 169,337 977 8,016 4,352 2,057 2,807 1,366 65,731
Average age at admission 34 yrs 40 yrs 35 yrs 36 yrs 33 yrs 38 yrs 34 yrs 24 yrs 31 yrs 33 yrs 35 yrs 35 yrs 26 yrs 30 yrs 27 yrs 32 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 10.3.06.

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