Table 2a
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to sex, race/ethnicity, and age at admission: TEDS 2003
Percent distribution and average age at admission
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Sex, race/ethnicity, and age at admission All admis-
sions
Primary substance at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Stimulants Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
With
secondary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amine
Other stimu-lants
Total  1,841,522 426,720 341,278 272,815 51,071 180,851 68,705 284,532 135,737 1,227 7,993 4,134 2,190 4,086 1,170 59,013
Sex                
Male  69.2  75.5  73.8  67.9  53.3  59.2  66.3  74.6  55.3  60.1  47.3  47.8  73.9  67.1  74.3  61.0
Female  30.8  24.5  26.2  32.1  46.7  40.8  33.7  25.4  44.7  39.9  52.7  52.2  26.1  32.9  25.7  39.0
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  1,840,915 426,568 341,196 272,749 51,058 180,807 68,663 284,432 135,723 1,227 7,993 4,133 2,188 4,085 1,169 58,924
Race/ethnicity                
White (non-Hispanic)  58.7  70.4  58.9  47.5  88.8  35.1  49.3  54.5  72.7  62.6  85.0  81.0  69.6  20.0  68.8  66.5
Black (non-Hispanic)  23.7  12.8  25.9  25.0   4.8  55.4  30.9  28.5   2.6  17.2   5.3   7.5  16.0  54.1   7.3  24.2
Hispanic origin  13.0  11.6  10.6  24.2   3.4   6.9  16.3  12.4  15.8  14.1   7.5   8.4   8.8  20.0  17.2   5.9
Mexican   5.2   6.1   3.3   5.7   1.1   2.3   5.5   5.6  12.4   7.9   1.6   3.3   3.4  11.7  12.9   1.4
Puerto Rican   4.4   1.9   4.3  13.8   1.2   2.4   5.7   3.2   0.4   1.7   3.9   2.4   2.4   4.3   0.6   1.5
Cuban   0.4   0.3   0.3   0.5   0.1   0.5   1.0   0.4   0.2   0.8   0.2   0.5   0.2   0.7   0.1   0.3
Other/not specified   3.1   3.3   2.7   4.2   1.0   1.8   4.2   3.2   2.9   3.7   1.8   2.2   2.8   3.4   3.6   2.6
Other   4.6   5.2   4.6   3.3   3.0   2.6   3.5   4.5   8.9   6.0   2.2   3.1   5.6   5.9   6.8   3.4
Alaska Native   0.2   0.4   0.3   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.2   0.2   0.1      *   0.1   0.2   0.1
American Indian   1.8   2.8   2.4   0.5   1.3   0.6   1.0   1.6   2.2   2.0   0.7   1.2   1.4   1.0   5.4   1.7
Asian/Pacific Islander   1.0   0.8   0.7   0.4   0.6   0.9   0.6   1.2   3.4   1.3   0.5   0.8   2.2   0.9   0.2   0.5
Other   1.6   1.2   1.3   2.1   0.9   1.0   1.8   1.7   3.2   2.5   0.9   0.9   1.9   3.9   1.0   1.2
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
No. of admissions  1,827,252 423,533 339,268 271,012 50,728 179,958 67,995 282,301 135,110 1,207 7,941 4,117 2,167 4,071 1,153 56,691
Age at admission                
Under 15 years   1.6   0.4   0.8      *   0.2   0.1   0.3   5.9   0.5   3.2   0.8   1.3   1.6   0.3  19.3  11.5
15 to 19 years  11.0   4.2   8.5   2.8   4.9   1.9   6.0  39.7   9.4  15.5   8.1   9.1  31.1   9.8  29.5  15.2
15 to 17 years   6.9   2.0   4.7   0.5   1.6   0.6   2.7  29.1   4.5   9.5   4.1   5.4  18.0   3.6  24.4  11.3
18 to 19 years   4.1   2.2   3.7   2.3   3.3   1.2   3.3  10.6   4.9   6.0   4.0   3.7  13.1   6.2   5.1   3.9
20 to 24 years  13.3   8.9  12.7  12.8  17.2   6.2  13.0  21.9  20.2  13.6  13.0  13.0  30.1  28.4  15.4  12.3
25 to 29 years  11.6   8.8  11.0  13.0  15.8   9.5  14.4  11.8  18.3  12.6  11.8  13.9  14.8  21.4   8.9  11.0
30 to 34 years  13.1  11.1  13.8  15.0  14.9  17.6  16.9   7.8  18.1  13.1  12.8  13.0   8.1  14.9   5.7  11.3
35 to 39 years  15.2  14.7  17.7  17.0  14.0  24.3  19.1   5.6  15.1  13.2  13.8  13.5   4.9  11.4   7.6  11.3
40 to 44 years  15.1  18.3  17.7  16.4  14.1  22.2  16.5   4.0  11.2  11.7  14.5  15.1   4.7   8.2   6.2  11.1
45 to 49 years  10.2  14.8  10.8  12.8  10.4  12.0   8.7   2.1   5.0   9.1  13.3  10.7   2.7   3.9   4.3   7.7
50 to 54 years   5.2   9.2   4.7   7.0   5.3   4.5   3.4   0.8   1.5   4.8   6.7   5.9   1.3   0.9   2.2   4.4
55 to 59 years   2.2   5.1   1.6   2.3   2.1   1.3   1.1   0.3   0.5   2.1   3.0   2.4   0.5   0.4   0.6   2.2
60 to 64 years   0.9   2.5   0.5   0.7   0.7   0.4   0.4   0.1   0.1   0.7   1.3   0.9      - -   0.2   0.3   1.0
65 years and over   0.6   1.9   0.2   0.3   0.4   0.1   0.1   0.1      *   0.5   1.0   1.1   0.2      *   0.1   1.0
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  1,837,949 426,011 340,622 272,343 50,909 180,583 68,447 283,915 135,588 1,225 7,960 4,125 2,186 4,081 1,168 58,786
Average age at Admission 34 yrs 39 yrs 35 yrs 36 yrs 34 yrs 37 yrs 34 yrs 23 yrs 31 yrs 32 yrs 36 yrs 35 yrs 25 yrs 29 yrs 24 yrs 30 yrs
*  Less than 0.05 percent.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 4.11.05.