Table 3.2
Admissions aged 12-17 by gender and race/ethnicity, according to primary substance of abuse: TEDS 2008
Column percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Gender and race/ethnicity All admis-
sions
aged
12-17
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 admissions aged 12-17 141,683 10,870 16,990 1,250 2,144 638 1,692 96,088 2,741 516 348 389 60 473 7,484
Gender            
Male  70.0  55.6  59.3  48.6  56.1  54.4  51.6  76.4  42.2  55.4  52.3  66.8  63.3  56.2  59.5
Female  30.0  44.4  40.7  51.4  43.9  45.6  48.4  23.6  57.8  44.6  47.7  33.2  36.7  43.8  40.5
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  141,658 10,862 16,988 1,250 2,143 638 1,692 96,076 2,741 516 348 389 60 473 7,482
Race/ethnicity            
White (non-Hispanic)  50.0  48.6  58.3  79.7  86.4  62.4  60.4  47.2  49.5  76.5  68.7  78.6  28.3  51.7  46.0
Black (non-Hispanic)  19.2  11.3   7.5   2.0   2.3  12.2   4.4  22.9   3.4   6.3   5.2   6.5  31.7   5.4  32.0
Hispanic origin  21.4  26.9  19.9  13.8   5.0  21.0  29.0  21.6  35.1  12.7  20.0  10.1  35.0  30.1  13.4
Mexican  13.9  19.7  13.2   8.7   2.8  13.0  20.8  13.8  27.4   9.0  15.9   5.4  11.7  21.6   5.0
Puerto Rican   1.8   0.8   1.3   2.0   0.4   1.9   1.8   2.1   0.4   0.8   0.3   0.3  13.3   1.1   1.2
Cuban   0.3   0.1   0.1   0.2   0.1   0.2   0.6   0.3   0.1   0.8      - -   1.3      - -      - -   0.5
Other/not specified   5.5   6.3   5.3   2.8   1.6   5.9   5.7   5.4   7.2   2.2   3.8   3.1  10.0   7.4   6.7
Other   9.4  13.2  14.3   4.4   6.4   4.5   6.3   8.3  12.0   4.5   6.1   4.9   5.0  12.8   8.6
American Indian/Alaska Native1   2.6   3.0   6.4   0.9   3.4   1.1   1.1   1.9   2.1   1.6   0.9   1.6   1.7   7.8   2.0
Asian/Pacific Islander   2.4   5.5   3.7   0.8   0.5   1.3   1.6   2.1   3.5   1.2   2.9   0.5      - -   1.7   0.8
Other   4.4   4.6   4.2   2.7   2.5   2.1   3.6   4.3   6.4   1.8   2.3   2.8   3.3   3.2   5.7
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  137,586 10,522 16,618 1,224 2,110 625 1,678 93,998 2,732 511 345 387 60 462 6,314
1  Alaska did not report TEDS data for 2008.
- -  Quantity is zero.
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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