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Table 3.5. Percent distribution of admissions by substance use characteristics, 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 1,534,045 432,617 325,294 177,882 62,469 198,640 15,446 195,787 42,330 11,816 3,992 2,985 2,517 2,232 1,908 58,130
Frequency of use
No use in the past month 24.4 27.0 25.5 21.4 33.4 9.0 18.7 28.5 39.0 17.5 19.4 25.5 47.5 40.4 27.4 30.4
1-3 times in the past month 11.8 15.5 12.1 10.0 12.5 2.2 4.9 15.4 11.0 8.0 6.4 8.3 16.3 11.3 17.1 7.7
1-2 times per week 9.9 12.6 10.9 10.7 11.1 1.8 3.2 10.2 7.7 5.7 4.4 5.6 11.5 12.0 11.3 9.7
3-6 times per week 12.1 12.0 14.0 17.0 13.8 4.0 8.6 13.1 9.5 16.2 10.1 10.4 12.5 11.6 15.7 10.6
Daily 41.9 32.9 37.5 40.9 29.2 83.0 64.6 32.8 32.7 52.6 59.8 50.2 12.1 24.7 28.5 41.6
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 1,423,902 408,810 308,596 175,453 51,454 185,610 14,336 190,074 42,137 11,409 3,886 2,848 2,414 2,143 1,862 22,870
Route of administration
Oral 53.9 98.8 98.7 - - 13.4 1.2 72.1 2.9 6.5 17.2 96.1 93.1 84.6 8.8 5.2 80.0
Smoking 26.4 0.7 0.8 100.0 - - 2.6 7.3 89.4 25.5 12.1 1.8 2.1 7.9 87.0 2.3 15.4
Inhalation 7.8 0.2 0.3 - - 65.8 24.0 2.8 5.0 41.4 31.7 0.6 0.9 4.1 3.3 92.1 1.2
Injection 11.7 0.1 0.1 - - 19.2 71.7 17.1 2.6 25.9 38.5 1.3 3.3 1.5 0.6 0.2 1.5
Other 0.3 0.1 0.1 - - 1.5 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.6 2.0 0.4 0.2 1.9
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 1,430,683 414,051 310,900 177,882 49,785 185,737 14,384 191,730 41,245 11,605 3,906 2,861 2,436 2,150 1,883 20,128
Age at first use
12 years or under 14.7 14.5 26.3 2.9 3.6 2.8 3.8 22.5 6.4 7.7 5.1 6.4 14.1 10.1 28.8 35.5
13 to 14 years 16.6 16.2 25.0 4.5 6.6 6.9 5.4 29.3 12.2 13.7 6.0 8.2 32.9 19.0 28.6 14.9
15 to 16 years 20.9 26.8 25.7 8.8 13.9 13.0 9.2 23.8 17.3 18.3 9.3 12.6 29.6 24.3 19.5 18.0
17 to 18 years 16.1 21.9 12.9 12.4 17.1 17.5 11.0 11.8 16.2 16.8 9.3 9.5 13.6 18.3 7.1 13.0
19 to 20 years 7.9 7.8 3.9 11.0 12.9 13.3 8.9 4.5 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.5 4.5 9.3 3.8 4.9
21 to 25 years 11.4 8.1 3.7 24.9 22.0 21.1 18.4 4.3 17.8 15.8 15.2 14.5 3.1 12.7 4.3 6.2
26 to 30 years 6.2 2.2 1.2 17.9 12.2 13.0 15.8 1.9 10.6 9.2 14.4 13.2 1.0 3.8 2.4 3.2
Over 30 years 6.3 2.5 1.2 17.6 11.6 12.4 27.6 1.8 8.5 8.1 31.7 28.3 1.3 2.5 5.4 4.4
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 1,455,079 413,484 317,816 174,282 56,848 196,661 14,993 191,475 41,798 11,468 3,810 2,842 2,394 2,202 1,800 23,206
No. of prior treatment episodes
None 42.4 49.0 36.7 34.0 39.3 21.7 31.3 58.1 51.2 45.8 39.8 43.7 45.7 44.0 50.6 66.1
1 22.6 21.8 23.5 25.9 24.7 19.7 24.5 23.1 25.7 24.4 23.3 23.5 27.9 27.6 20.8 15.6
2 12.1 10.2 13.9 15.6 13.8 13.9 15.2 9.1 11.6 14.0 13.0 14.1 12.1 12.3 10.4 6.8
3 6.9 5.2 8.3 8.8 7.6 10.0 9.8 4.0 5.1 8.2 7.4 7.2 5.3 6.1 6.3 3.2
4 4.0 3.0 4.7 4.8 4.6 6.9 5.6 1.8 2.4 4.7 3.8 3.6 2.3 2.7 3.4 1.8
5 or more 12.1 10.8 12.8 10.9 10.0 27.8 13.6 3.8 4.0 2.8 12.7 7.9 6.7 7.3 8.6 6.5
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 1,377,219 389,900 288,331 166,789 48,791 177,146 13,396 179,271 39,550 10,581 3,701 2,710 2,220 2,104 1,782 50,947
- - Quantity is zero.

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


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