Table 2.1a. Admissions aged 12 and older, by gender and age at admission according to primary substance of abuse: 2009
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 of abuse at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amines
Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
With
second-
ary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Total  1,963,089 460,772 358,340 282,212 138,639 131,886 52,046 354,159 115,182 14,427 5,030 1,777 4,404 1,519 42,696
Gender            
Male  68.1  73.3  73.2  67.5  53.5  56.8  65.9  73.8  53.7  51.2  41.6  71.0  61.0  61.8  60.7
Female  31.9  26.7  26.8  32.5  46.5  43.2  34.1  26.2  46.3  48.8  58.4  29.0  39.0  38.2  39.3
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  1,962,720 460,700 358,290 282,167 138,624 131,877 52,038 354,105 115,152 14,424 5,030 1,777 4,403 1,519 42,614
Age at admission            
12 to 14 years   1.2   0.5   0.6      *   0.2      *   0.2   4.7   0.2   0.6   1.1   2.6   0.2  12.9   4.0
15 to 17 years   6.4   1.8   3.9   0.5   1.9   0.3   1.7  25.5   2.2   4.7   5.8  21.1   1.1  20.1   8.1
18 to 19 years   4.2   2.2   3.4   3.0   4.4   0.7   2.6  10.3   2.7   4.7   4.4  11.4   2.7   7.2   4.8
20 to 24 years  14.9   9.7  12.9  17.5  22.9   5.1  12.0  21.8  15.7  17.1  17.0  22.8  18.0  13.1  15.8
25 to 29 years  15.2  11.2  13.9  18.2  24.8   9.3  16.9  14.9  21.8  19.0  19.7  16.5  30.9  11.3  15.6
30 to 34 years  11.7  10.2  11.6  12.7  15.3  11.0  15.7   8.8  18.0  13.5  12.9  10.5  20.5   8.4  11.4
35 to 39 years  10.8  11.3  11.9  11.6   9.9  16.0  14.4   5.5  14.6  10.5   9.5   5.9  10.2   8.9  10.0
40 to 44 years  11.6  13.8  14.2  12.4   7.3  21.5  14.4   3.8  11.7   9.3   8.6   2.6   7.3   5.6   9.2
45 to 49 years  11.3  16.2  14.2  10.9   6.2  19.7  12.2   2.7   8.2   9.1   7.3   3.6   5.7   6.6   9.1
50 to 54 years   7.3  11.8   8.5   7.6   4.2  10.9   6.7   1.4   3.5   6.6   6.2   2.0   2.8   3.6   6.1
55 to 59 years   3.4   6.4   3.4   4.0   2.1   3.8   2.4   0.5   1.1   3.3   3.6   0.5   0.6   2.0   3.3
60 to 64 years   1.3   2.9   1.1   1.2   0.7   1.1   0.7   0.2   0.2   1.1   1.3   0.3      *   0.3   1.5
65 years and over   0.7   1.9   0.3   0.4   0.3   0.4   0.3   0.1   0.1   0.6   2.6   0.1      *   0.1   1.3
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  1,963,089 460,772 358,340 282,212 138,639 131,886 52,046 354,159 115,182 14,427 5,030 1,777 4,404 1,519 42,696
Average age at admission 34 yrs 40 yrs 36 yrs 35 yrs 31 yrs 40 yrs 36 yrs 24 yrs 33 yrs 33 yrs 34 yrs 25 yrs 31 yrs 27 yrs 33 yrs
*  Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 11.03.10.

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