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Table 1 Demographics of substance use treatment admissions in older adults, TEDS-A 2000–2012

From: Trends in substance use admissions among older adults

Characteristic 2000
(N = 60,112)
n (%)
2004 (N = 69,310)
n (%)
2008
(N = 104,431)
n (%)
2012 (N = 121,015)
n (%)
Gender*
 Male 48,155(80.4) 54,320(78.4) 80,344(76.95) 91,255(75.54)
 Female 11,742(19.6) 14,963(21.6) 24,071(23.05) 29,546(24.46)
Race/ethnicity*
 White non-Hispanic 35,071(58.34) 39,219(56.58) 57,669(55.22) 67,068(55.42)
 Black Non-Hispanic 12,874(21.42) 16,467(23.76) 27,630(26.46) 34,258(28.31)
 Hispanic 9835(16.36) 10,973(15.83) 14,743(14.12) 14,371(11.88)
 Other 2332(3.88) 2651(3.2) 4389(4.20) 5318(4.39)
Marital status*
 Married 12,384(20.6) 14,017(20.22) 18,673(17.88) 19,748(16.32)
 Not married 47,728(79.4) 55,293(79.78) 85,758(82.12) 101,267(83.68)
Education*a
 Completed high school 36,545(62.99) 46,759(70.22) 75,480(73.98) 88,641(74.8)
 Did not complete high school 21,470(37.01) 19,829(29.78) 26,546(26.02) 29,857(25.2)
Employment*b
 Employed 12,959(22.97) 13,999(21.37) 20,756(20.15) 18,326(15.55)
 Not employed 43,465(77.03) 51,499(78.63) 82,261(79.85) 99,544(84.45)
Living arrangement*c
 Homeless 6844(14.55) 9689(16.93) 17,441(17.48) 22,344(18.69)
 Not homeless 40,201(85.45) 47,536(83.07) 82,334(82.52) 97,238(81.31)
Other psychiatric illness*d
 No 31,000(83.06) 31,486(75.59) 49,887(70.57) 57,743(67.62)
 Yes 6321(16.94) 10,169(24.41) 20,805(29.43) 27,655(32.38)
  1. *p-value <0.0001; a 2.7% missing; b 3% missing; c 9.75% missing; d 34% missing