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Table 3.2. Percent distribution of admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to sex, race/ethnicity, and age: 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 Inha-lants Other/ None speci-fied Total
Total 1,534,045 28.2 21.2 11.6 4.1 12.9 1.0 12.8 2.8 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 3.8 100.0
Sex
Male 1,073,333 30.7 22.3 9.6 3.8 12.2 0.7 13.8 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 3.5 100.0
Female 453,232 21.7 18.9 16.3 4.7 14.9 1.6 10.5 4.3 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 4.5 100.0
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 918,765 34.1 22.6 6.1 3.2 9.9 1.3 12.9 3.7 1.1 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 3.8 100.0
Black (non-Hispanic) 379,350 14.7 20.8 28.7 6.0 12.6 0.4 12.8 0.2 0.1 * 0.1 * 0.2 * 3.5 100.0
Hispanic origin 164,348 22.8 14.2 5.6 5.0 32.0 0.4 12.1 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 4.1 100.0
Mexican 68,731 27.9 13.3 3.5 3.2 33.8 0.3 10.7 4.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.8 100.0
Puerto Rican 58,141 10.0 13.0 6.7 6.2 41.2 0.6 13.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 * 8.2 100.0
Cuban 4,440 30.9 13.2 13.9 12.3 6.6 0.4 14.4 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 6.0 100.0
Other Hispanic 33,036 33.8 18.4 6.7 5.4 15.8 0.5 12.6 2.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 3.6 100.0
Other 61,679 33.6 23.5 5.3 2.5 11.0 1.5 12.8 4.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 3.2 100.0
Alaskan Native 6,360 47.2 28.8 3.9 1.8 5.3 0.4 8.7 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 1.3 100.0
American Indian 30,740 42.0 27.9 3.4 2.2 5.3 0.5 11.7 3.1 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.8 100.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 9,824 19.9 17.0 8.5 2.5 11.6 6.0 18.1 13.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.8 100.0
Other 14,755 19.4 16.5 7.6 3.5 24.8 1.2 13.1 4.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1 7.9 100.0
Age at admission
Under 15 years 28,743 8.7 14.0 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.1 48.3 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.1 1.4 22.3 100.0
15 to 19 years 152,988 12.4 20.3 3.2 2.3 2.7 0.2 48.3 2.6 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.5 5.4 100.0
15 to 17 years 99,089 9.9 19.4 2.2 1.7 1.1 0.1 54.9 2.0 0.8 0.1 0.1 1.0 0.2 0.6 6.0 100.0
18 to 19 years 53,899 17.0 22.0 5.2 3.4 5.6 0.3 36.1 3.7 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.3 0.3 4.2 100.0
20 to 24 years 156,245 22.0 22.4 9.3 4.2 9.7 0.5 21.2 4.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 3.6 100.0
25 to 29 years 227,054 22.1 23.0 16.2 5.5 12.2 0.8 11.0 4.4 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 3.1 100.0
30 to 34 years 291,772 24.2 24.3 16.9 5.4 13.2 1.0 7.1 3.3 0.9 0.3 0.2 * 0.2 * 3.0 100.0
35 to 39 years 278,239 28.6 23.1 14.6 4.6 15.4 1.3 5.5 2.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 * 0.1 0.1 3.1 100.0
40 to 44 years 191,070 34.4 20.4 10.4 3.5 19.8 1.6 4.2 1.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 * 0.1 0.1 3.1 100.0
45 to 49 years 105,020 43.3 17.2 7.0 2.5 20.1 1.4 3.2 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.2 * * * 3.4 100.0
50 to 54 years 49,235 58.8 13.1 4.5 1.8 13.3 1.1 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 * * * 3.9 100.0
55 to 59 years 25,253 68.2 9.4 3.0 1.1 10.6 1.2 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.2 * * * 4.1 100.0
60 to 64 years 12,421 75.2 5.9 1.7 0.8 8.7 1.3 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.3 * * * 4.5 100.0
65 years and over 12,955 67.4 6.9 5.0 2.2 6.5 1.4 3.6 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.1 * 0.2 4.8 100.0
* 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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