Table 3.5. Heroin admissions aged 12 and older, by age group and race/ethnicity: 1999-2009
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Age group and race/ethnicity 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total heroin admissions 257,208 269,875 277,268 284,361 273,756 262,283 260,598 268,747 262,681 280,679 282,212
12 to 19 years   3.2   3.0   2.8   2.8   2.8   2.9   3.0   2.9   2.7   3.1   3.5
White (non-Hispanic)   2.4   2.3   2.2   2.2   2.3   2.4   2.6   2.5   2.4   2.7   3.1
Black (non-Hispanic)   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1      *      *      *
Puerto Rican-origin    0.2   0.2   0.2   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1      *   0.1      *
Other   0.4   0.4   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.2   0.3   0.3
20 to 34 years  41.3  40.8  41.4  40.9  40.8  41.7  41.6  42.4  43.4  45.4  48.1
White (non-Hispanic)  21.7  21.7  22.7  24.0  24.6  27.3  28.0  30.3  32.2  35.1  38.1
Black (non-Hispanic)   6.5   6.4   6.1   5.4   5.0   4.3   3.5   2.9   2.4   2.1   2.1
Puerto Rican-origin    7.2   7.0   7.2   6.3   5.8   5.1   5.0   4.3   4.2   3.7   3.4
Other   5.8   5.7   5.3   5.2   5.3   5.0   5.0   4.9   4.6   4.5   4.6
35 to 44 years  36.6  36.1  35.3  34.2  33.4  32.2  31.1  29.4  28.3  26.1  24.2
White (non-Hispanic)  16.0  14.6  13.8  13.2  12.2  12.0  11.3  11.0  10.6  10.3   9.8
Black (non-Hispanic)   9.8  10.4  10.3  10.2  10.7  10.1   9.7   8.9   8.6   7.8   7.0
Puerto Rican-origin    4.9   5.2   5.9   5.5   5.5   5.4   5.7   5.3   5.1   4.6   4.3
Other   5.8   5.9   5.3   5.2   5.0   4.7   4.4   4.2   4.0   3.4   3.1
45 years and older  18.9  20.1  20.5  22.1  23.1  23.2  24.3  25.3  25.6  25.4  24.3
White (non-Hispanic)   7.3   7.3   7.4   8.0   8.0   8.1   8.1   8.3   8.1   8.2   7.6
Black (non-Hispanic)   6.9   7.5   7.9   8.6   9.4   9.4   9.9  10.5  10.9  10.8  10.5
Puerto Rican-origin    1.6   1.8   2.0   2.1   2.4   2.4   2.8   2.8   2.9   3.0   3.0
Other   3.2   3.5   3.1   3.3   3.3   3.3   3.5   3.7   3.7   3.5   3.2
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 256,252 268,270 276,055 283,124 272,073 260,473 258,921 267,750 261,294 278,044 276,941
* 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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