Table 3.5
Heroin admissions aged 12 and older by age group and race/ethnicity: TEDS 1998-2008
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Age group and race.ethnicity 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total heroin admissions 246,788 257,208 269,967 277,243 284,200 273,567 261,312 259,630 265,962 248,061 267,335
12 to 19 years   3.3   3.2   3.0   2.8   2.8   2.8   2.9   3.0   2.8   2.7   3.1
Non-Hispanic White   2.6   2.4   2.3   2.2   2.2   2.3   2.5   2.6   2.4   2.3   2.7
Non-Hispanic Black   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1      *      *
Puerto Rican-origin    0.3   0.2   0.2   0.2   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1
Other   0.4   0.4   0.4   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3
20 to 34 years  41.6  41.3  40.8  41.4  40.9  40.8  41.7  41.6  41.6  42.7  45.3
Non-Hispanic White  21.8  21.7  21.7  22.7  24.0  24.7  27.4  28.1  29.1  31.3  34.6
Non-Hispanic Black   6.9   6.5   6.4   6.1   5.4   5.0   4.3   3.5   2.9   2.4   2.1
Puerto Rican-origin    7.4   7.2   7.0   7.2   6.3   5.8   5.1   5.0   4.3   4.1   3.8
Other   5.5   5.8   5.7   5.3   5.2   5.3   5.0   5.1   5.2   5.0   4.8
34 to 44 years  37.5  36.6  36.1  35.3  34.2  33.4  32.2  31.1  29.8  28.4  26.1
Non-Hispanic White  17.0  16.0  14.6  13.8  13.2  12.2  12.0  11.3  10.8  10.6  10.2
Non-Hispanic Black  10.3   9.8  10.4  10.3  10.2  10.7  10.0   9.6   9.1   8.4   7.7
Puerto Rican-origin    4.8   4.9   5.2   5.9   5.5   5.5   5.4   5.7   5.5   5.1   4.7
Other   5.4   5.8   5.9   5.3   5.2   5.0   4.7   4.4   4.5   4.3   3.6
45 years and older  17.6  18.9  20.1  20.4  22.1  23.1  23.2  24.3  25.8  26.2  25.5
Non-Hispanic White   6.8   7.3   7.3   7.4   8.0   8.0   8.2   8.2   8.3   8.3   8.2
Non-Hispanic Black   6.6   6.9   7.5   7.9   8.6   9.4   9.3   9.8  10.8  10.9  10.7
Puerto Rican-origin    1.4   1.6   1.8   2.0   2.1   2.4   2.4   2.8   2.9   3.0   3.1
Other   2.7   3.2   3.5   3.1   3.3   3.3   3.3   3.5   3.8   4.0   3.6
Total 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 245,905 256,252 268,362 276,029 282,963 271,883 259,497 257,949 264,970 246,685 264,703
*  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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