- Phencyclidine (PCP) was reported as a primary substance by 0.1 percent of TEDS
admissions in 1996 (Table 3.2).
- PCP admissions were approximately evenly split among non-Hispanic whites,
non-Hispanic blacks, and Hispanics (Table 3.1). However, while males represented 65
and 72 percent of white and black PCP admissions, respectively, they were only 39
percent of Mexican-American PCP admissions (Table 3.3).
- PCP admissions peaked at ages 25-34 for both males and females, but admissions for
males were almost as high for those under 20 and aged 20-24 (Table 3.3).
Figure 20. PCP
Admissions by Sex, Age, and Race/Ethnicity: 1996
- Seventy-seven percent of PCP admissions reported use of other drugs. Alcohol was
reported by 45 percent, marijuana/hashish by 31 percent, smoked cocaine by 16 percent,
and non-smoked cocaine by 12 percent (Table 3.8).
- The usual route of administration for PCP is smoking, reported by 87 percent of
admissions (Table 3.5).