Table 3.6. Heroin admissions aged 12 and older, by usual route of administration, age group, and characteristics of first treatment episode: 2000-2010
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Usual route of administration, age group, and characteristics of first treatment episode 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total heroin admissions 269,891 277,321 284,359 273,821 262,373 260,390 266,804 261,558 280,099 284,484 256,256
Injection  62.6  61.0  61.6  60.4  62.1  62.8  63.5  64.1  64.7  66.6  69.7
Age group
12 to 19 years   1.9   1.8   1.8   1.8   1.9   2.0   1.9   1.9   2.2   2.5   2.6
20 to 34 years  24.1  24.9  25.6  26.0  28.0  29.1  30.7  32.2  34.3  37.4  41.0
35 to 44 years  22.0  20.2  19.2  17.8  17.3  16.8  15.9  15.3  14.1  13.6  13.1
45 years and older  14.7  14.1  15.0  14.8  14.9  14.9  14.9  14.7  14.2  13.2  13.0
First treatment episode (%)  19.8  19.3  20.3  19.8  19.3  23.1  22.2  20.4  20.4  21.1  18.2
Average years of use before
    first treatment episode
 13.1  12.8  12.4  12.7  12.6  12.9  13.6  13.5  12.5  11.6  10.7
Inhalation  31.9  33.6  33.2  34.1  33.0  33.1  32.5  31.8  30.9  28.9  25.4
Age group
12 to 19 years   0.9   0.8   0.8   0.8   0.7   0.8   0.7   0.6   0.7   0.6   0.5
20 to 34 years  13.8  13.7  12.7  12.0  11.1  10.6   9.7   9.0   8.9   8.5   7.7
35 to 44 years  12.3  13.3  13.3  13.8  13.4  13.2  12.5  12.0  11.0   9.6   7.8
45 years and older   5.0   5.7   6.4   7.5   7.8   8.5   9.6  10.2  10.4  10.1   9.4
First treatment episode (%)  25.8  26.0  25.7  25.0  25.6  28.8  27.7  24.0  23.3  24.5  21.6
Average years of use before
    first treatment episode
 11.1  11.7  12.1  13.0  13.2  13.1  14.1  15.0  14.2  14.3  14.4
Other   5.4   5.4   5.2   5.5   4.9   4.1   4.0   4.1   4.3   4.4   4.9
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 252,296 259,209 265,735 255,678 244,048 258,117 264,939 260,130 278,520 283,674 255,568
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

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