Table 2.1a
Admissions aged 12 and older by gender and age at admission, according to primary substance of abuse: TEDS 2008
Column percent distribution and average age at admission
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Gender and age at admission All admis-
sions
Primary substance at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amine
Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
Secon-
dary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Total  1,893,640 437,204 347,058 267,335 111,251 152,819 61,152 321,648 121,485 11,234 4,416 1,709 3,853 1,224 51,252
Gender            
Male  68.0  73.4  72.8  68.0  53.4  56.5  65.2  73.7  54.9  50.4  41.1  71.5  62.3  63.7  59.3
Female  32.0  26.6  27.2  32.0  46.6  43.5  34.8  26.3  45.1  49.6  58.9  28.5  37.7  36.3  40.7
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
No. of admissions  1,893,253 437,139 346,997 267,294 111,222 152,792 61,145 321,601 121,445 11,232 4,416 1,709 3,852 1,224 51,185
Age at admission            
12 to 14 years   1.3   0.6   0.7      *   0.2      *   0.2   4.7   0.2   0.7   1.7   1.8   0.2  15.0   5.5
15 to 17 years   6.2   1.9   4.2   0.5   1.8   0.4   2.5  25.2   2.1   3.9   6.2  20.9   1.4  23.6   9.1
18 to 19 years   4.1   2.3   3.5   2.6   4.1   1.0   3.2  10.3   2.8   4.9   3.9  11.2   2.7   6.0   4.2
20 to 24 years  14.4   9.7  12.9  16.1  22.2   5.9  13.8  21.8  16.4  15.8  16.5  24.3  20.6  11.8  13.1
25 to 29 years  14.8  10.8  13.7  17.1  23.9   9.9  17.6  15.1  21.6  17.7  16.5  16.3  29.7  12.7  14.4
30 to 34 years  11.3   9.8  11.1  12.3  14.8  11.4  14.9   8.5  16.9  12.7  12.0  11.1  18.3   8.6  10.7
35 to 39 years  11.7  11.8  12.8  12.5  10.3  17.5  14.5   5.6  15.2  11.2  10.3   6.0  11.7   7.5  10.4
40 to 44 years  12.6  14.7  15.2  13.5   8.1  21.7  13.9   4.0  11.9  10.7   8.9   3.5   7.6   6.2  10.5
45 to 49 years  11.5  16.1  14.0  11.6   6.9  18.4  11.0   2.8   8.3   9.7   9.0   2.8   5.4   3.9  10.1
50 to 54 years   7.1  11.4   7.7   8.3   4.7   9.4   5.6   1.3   3.4   7.4   6.1   1.3   2.1   3.3   6.5
55 to 59 years   3.3   6.2   3.0   4.0   2.2   3.3   1.9   0.5   1.0   3.6   3.5   0.4   0.4   1.1   3.1
60 to 64 years   1.2   2.8   0.8   1.2   0.7   0.9   0.5   0.1   0.2   1.1   1.7   0.3   0.1   0.2   1.3
65 years and over   0.6   1.8   0.3   0.4   0.3   0.3   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.7   3.7   0.1   0.1   0.2   1.2
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
No. of admissions  1,893,640 437,204 347,058 267,335 111,251 152,819 61,152 321,648 121,485 11,234 4,416 1,709 3,853 1,224 51,252
Average age at admission 34 yrs 40 yrs 36 yrs 36 yrs 32 yrs 40 yrs 34 yrs 24 yrs 33 yrs 34 yrs 34 yrs 25 yrs 31 yrs 25 yrs 33 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 8.31.09.

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