Table 3.5. Heroin admissions aged 12 and older, by age group and race/ethnicity: 2001-2011
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Age group and race/ethnicity 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total heroin admissions 277,556 285,036 274,502 262,506 260,690 267,511 261,951 280,692 285,983 264,277 278,481
12 to 19 years   2.8   2.8   2.8   2.9   3.0   2.9   2.7   3.1   3.5   3.5   3.3
White (non-Hispanic)   2.2   2.3   2.3   2.4   2.6   2.5   2.4   2.7   3.1   3.0   2.7
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   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1      *      *      *
Other   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.3   0.2   0.3   0.3   0.4   0.4
20 to 34 years  41.4  40.9  40.8  41.7  41.5  42.3  43.2  45.3  48.1  51.3  53.2
White (non-Hispanic)  22.7  24.1  24.7  27.3  28.0  30.1  31.9  34.9  38.0  41.3  43.3
Black (non-Hispanic)   6.1   5.4   5.0   4.3   3.5   2.9   2.4   2.1   2.1   2.0   1.9
Puerto Rican-origin    7.2   6.3   5.8   5.1   5.0   4.2   4.0   3.6   3.2   2.8   2.7
Other   5.3   5.2   5.3   5.0   5.0   5.1   4.8   4.7   4.8   5.2   5.2
35 to 44 years  35.3  34.2  33.3  32.2  31.1  29.4  28.3  26.1  24.1  21.8  20.5
White (non-Hispanic)  13.8  13.2  12.2  12.0  11.3  11.0  10.6  10.3   9.8   9.4   9.4
Black (non-Hispanic)  10.3  10.2  10.7  10.1   9.7   8.9   8.6   7.8   7.0   5.8   4.9
Puerto Rican-origin    5.9   5.5   5.5   5.4   5.7   5.2   5.0   4.5   4.2   3.7   3.6
Other   5.3   5.2   5.0   4.7   4.4   4.3   4.1   3.5   3.1   2.9   2.6
45 years and older  20.5  22.1  23.1  23.2  24.3  25.4  25.8  25.5  24.3  23.5  23.0
White (non-Hispanic)   7.5   8.0   8.0   8.1   8.2   8.3   8.2   8.2   7.6   7.3   6.9
Black (non-Hispanic)   7.9   8.6   9.4   9.4   9.9  10.6  10.9  10.8  10.5  10.0  10.1
Puerto Rican-origin    2.0   2.1   2.4   2.4   2.8   2.8   2.9   2.9   3.0   3.0   3.1
Other   3.1   3.3   3.3   3.3   3.5   3.8   3.8   3.6   3.2   3.2   2.9
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 276,342 283,798 272,813 260,696 259,019 266,495 260,520 277,975 280,541 263,102 277,423
* 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 10.15.12.

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