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Table 3.1. Percent distribution of admissions by sex, race/ethnicity, and age, according to primary substance of abuse: 1996

[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by 47 States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2.]
Sex, race/ethnicity, and age at admission All admis-sions Primary substance at admission
Alcohol only Alcohol with secondary drug Smoked cocaine Non-smoked cocaine Heroin Other opiates Mari-juana/ hashish Meth-amphet-amine Other stimu-lants Tran-quil-izers Seda-tives Hallu-cino-gens PCP Inhal-ants Other/ None speci-fied
Total 1,534,045 432,617 325,294 177,882 62,469 198,640 15,446 195,787 42,330 11,816 3,992 2,985 2,517 2,232 1,908 58,130
Sex
Male 70.3 77.0 73.6 58.3 66.1 66.1 51.5 75.7 53.5 53.6 40.5 39.5 72.1 59.4 73.9 64.5
Female 29.7 23.0 26.4 41.7 33.9 33.9 48.5 24.3 46.5 46.4 59.5 60.5 27.9 40.6 26.1 35.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 1,526,565 427,727 324,696 177,439 62,253 198,495 15,406 195,289 42,318 11,803 3,974 2,977 2,506 2,230 1,895 57,557
Race/Ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 60.3 73.3 64.0 31.6 47.9 46.1 80.5 60.9 81.2 87.9 89.9 84.2 83.4 31.4 68.7 61.3
Black (non-Hispanic) 24.9 13.0 24.3 61.4 36.5 24.0 8.7 24.9 2.2 3.2 3.9 6.4 5.4 31.3 4.5 23.4
Hispanic origin 10.8 8.8 7.2 5.2 13.1 26.5 4.7 10.2 9.7 4.7 3.8 6.8 6.8 30.9 17.5 11.9
Mexican 4.5 4.5 2.8 1.4 3.6 11.7 1.5 3.8 7.6 2.5 1.5 1.9 2.6 23.0 14.1 0.9
Puerto Rican 3.8 1.4 2.3 2.2 5.8 12.1 2.1 3.9 0.3 1.2 1.2 3.0 1.4 3.4 0.9 8.4
Cuban 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5
Other Hispanic 2.2 2.6 1.9 1.2 2.9 2.6 1.0 2.1 1.6 0.8 0.8 1.2 2.4 4.3 2.3 2.1
Other 4.0 4.9 4.5 1.8 2.5 3.4 6.1 4.0 7.0 4.3 2.4 2.6 4.5 6.3 9.3 3.5
Alaskan Native 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.1 0.6 0.1
American Indian 2.0 3.0 2.6 0.6 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.8 2.2 3.1 1.1 1.3 2.4 1.1 7.2 1.0
Asian/Pacific Isl. 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 3.8 0.9 3.1 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.3
Other 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.8 1.2 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 1.1 3.3 1.0 2.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 1,524,142 426,822 324,383 177,386 62,183 198,459 15,398 195,210 42,287 11,797 3,980 2,983 2,501 2,230 1,884 56,639
Age at admission
Under 15 years 1.9 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.4 * 0.2 7.1 0.7 1.8 0.4 1.0 7.2 1.0 21.5 11.1
15 to 19 years 10.0 4.4 9.6 2.8 5.7 2.1 2.0 37.8 9.6 10.9 3.2 5.8 54.0 15.3 37.3 14.1
15 to 17 years 6.5 2.3 5.9 1.2 2.7 0.6 0.9 27.9 4.8 6.7 1.6 3.7 37.7 7.9 29.6 10.3
18 to 19 years 3.5 2.1 3.6 1.6 2.9 1.5 1.1 10.0 4.8 4.2 1.7 2.1 16.3 7.4 7.7 3.9
20 to 24 years 10.2 8.0 10.8 8.2 10.6 7.7 5.2 17.0 17.8 17.1 5.2 6.7 19.1 16.3 9.8 9.7
25 to 29 years 14.8 11.6 16.1 20.7 20.0 13.9 12.0 12.8 23.6 20.9 10.3 11.3 7.2 23.1 6.5 12.0
30 to 34 years 19.1 16.4 21.8 27.8 25.4 19.4 19.2 10.6 22.7 21.6 19.4 19.1 4.6 22.6 7.2 14.9
35 to 39 years 18.2 18.4 19.8 22.8 20.7 21.6 24.2 7.8 15.6 15.6 22.0 22.0 3.6 14.8 7.9 14.7
40 to 44 years 12.5 15.2 12.0 11.1 10.6 19.0 20.2 4.1 6.9 7.2 17.6 16.7 2.5 4.7 6.1 10.1
45 to 49 years 6.9 10.5 5.6 4.1 4.2 10.6 9.3 1.7 2.2 2.6 9.3 7.9 0.8 1.5 1.5 6.2
50 to 54 years 3.2 6.7 2.0 1.3 1.4 3.3 3.6 0.5 0.7 0.9 5.0 4.4 0.2 0.4 0.6 3.3
55 to 59 years 1.6 4.0 0.7 0.4 0.4 1.3 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.4 3.2 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.8
60 to 64 years 0.8 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 1.0 * * 0.1 2.1 1.2 0.1 * 0.1 1.0
65 years and over 0.8 2.0 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 1.2 0.2 * 0.8 2.2 2.0 0.5 * 1.4 1.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 1,530,995 431,889 324,710 177,423 62,308 198,389 15,397 195,295 42,275 11,790 3,981 2,970 2,501 2,230 1,893 57,944
Average age at admission 33.2 37.6 32.2 33.1 32.4 36.1 37.2 23.8 29.5 29.8 38.0 36.2 20.9 28.3 22.8 30.3
* Less than 0.05 percent.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, TEDS - 1.14.98.


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