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Table 3.7. Percent distribution of admissions age 18 and over by employment status and education, according to primary substance of abuse: 1996

[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by 47 States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2.]
Characteristic 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 admissions age 18 and over 1,406,213 420,314 302,085 175,346 60,544 197,444 15,274 127,492 40,013 10,805 3,913 2,845 1,393 2,033 941 45,771
Employment status
Employed 34.6 47.5 32.3 21.1 30.4 21.5 30.8 40.6 24.6 28.0 26.1 28.1 30.2 25.2 23.4 45.7
Part time 6.9 7.7 6.8 4.8 5.8 5.5 6.1 9.6 7.7 9.1 6.6 6.4 7.4 7.0 7.9 7.4
Full time 27.8 39.8 25.6 16.3 24.6 16.1 24.6 31.1 16.9 18.9 19.5 21.7 22.8 18.1 15.4 38.3
Unemployed 26.2 20.7 25.6 36.5 26.6 26.7 28.6 29.1 27.0 27.7 30.5 28.4 27.5 24.2 30.4 28.5
Not in labor force 39.1 31.8 42.1 42.4 43.0 51.7 40.7 30.3 48.5 44.3 43.3 43.6 42.3 50.7 46.3 25.8
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
Admissions 18 and over 1,357,625 401,558 294,931 168,146 57,014 195,336 14,857 123,149 39,625 10,630 3,687 2,783 1,318 2,003 869 41,719
Highest school grade completed
0 to 8 7.0 8.7 6.0 5.5 6.0 7.3 7.5 5.7 5.5 7.6 7.0 5.7 3.6 6.1 14.7 7.9
9 to 11 28.3 21.9 29.4 32.5 29.0 31.2 18.5 36.7 33.5 35.1 20.2 21.8 35.8 46.2 34.7 23.2
12 (or GED) 43.8 44.5 44.4 42.3 42.7 43.4 39.1 42.7 46.5 43.1 39.0 39.8 42.2 38.2 35.1 44.7
More than 12 21.0 24.9 20.1 19.7 22.3 18.2 35.0 14.8 14.5 14.2 33.9 32.7 18.4 9.5 15.5 24.2
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
Admissions 18 and over 1,378,332 408,255 298,354 172,756 57,709 195,852 15,057 125,862 39,800 10,696 3,860 2,792 1,345 2,018 905 43,071

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


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