Table 3.2a
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2006
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 1,800,717 393,810 320,222 245,984 74,750 178,475 71,660 289,988 155,643 843 8,011 3,866 1,510 2,777 1,034 52,144
Age at admission                
Under 15 years 1.3 0.5 0.7 * 0.1 0.1 0.3 5.0 0.4 8.0 0.7 1.4 1.9 0.2 20.2 6.5
15 to 19 years 10.4 4.5 8.2 2.9 5.0 1.9 7.6 36.1 7.3 16.6 7.9 10.1 28.7 5.9 29.7 12.0
15 to 17 years 6.4 2.2 4.6 0.4 1.5 0.6 3.5 26.0 3.4 12.2 3.7 6.1 17.5 3.0 23.0 7.8
18 to 19 years 4.0 2.3 3.6 2.4 3.5 1.3 4.1 10.1 3.9 4.4 4.3 4.1 11.1 2.9 6.7 4.2
20 to 24 years 14.4 9.8 13.0 14.6 20.7 6.8 14.8 22.0 19.6 11.9 15.7 15.4 25.6 21.7 11.3 14.4
25 to 29 years 14.0 10.3 12.8 15.5 21.3 10.2 17.4 14.5 21.3 12.9 16.4 14.1 18.0 28.7 10.8 14.6
30 to 34 years 11.3 9.7 11.0 12.4 14.0 12.7 14.5 8.0 15.9 9.1 12.3 11.9 10.3 15.9 6.8 11.3
35 to 39 years 13.1 12.6 14.5 14.8 11.5 20.1 15.1 5.8 14.4 12.6 11.8 11.3 5.5 10.8 4.8 11.6
40 to 44 years 13.9 16.2 17.1 14.8 10.3 22.5 14.4 4.3 11.4 10.0 12.4 11.3 4.6 9.1 7.0 11.2
45 to 49 years 11.1 15.6 13.0 12.5 8.7 15.9 9.5 2.6 6.5 10.1 10.9 10.0 2.9 5.6 5.2 8.8
50 to 54 years 6.2 10.6 6.3 7.9 5.2 6.8 4.4 1.2 2.3 4.9 6.8 6.5 1.2 1.4 3.1 5.3
55 to 59 years 2.8 5.8 2.3 3.5 2.2 2.3 1.5 0.4 0.7 2.9 3.2 3.0 1.1 0.5 0.6 2.6
60 to 64 years 1.0 2.6 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.2 1.0 1.1 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.4 1.0
65 years and over 0.6 1.8 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 * 0.1 0.1 0.7 3.4 0.1 * 0.2 0.7
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 1,798,354 393,440 319,751 245,883 74,622 178,256 71,510 289,402 155,442 842 7,981 3,863 1,489 2,776 1,029 52,068
Average age at admission 34 yrs 39 yrs 35 yrs 36 yrs 33 yrs 38 yrs 33 yrs 24 yrs 31 yrs 31 yrs 34 yrs 35 yrs 25 yrs 30 yrs 25 yrs 32 yrs
* Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.9.07.

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