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Table 3 Substance abuse type for older adults by number of prior admissions

From: Trends in substance use admissions among older adults

Substance abuse type** No prior admission * One or more prior admissions*
2000
(n = 20,503)
2004
(n = 22,573)
2008
(n = 36,092)
2012
(n = 36,584)
2000
(n = 39,609)
2004
(n = 46,737)
2008
(n = 68,339)
2012
(n = 84,431)
Alcohol only 14,376 13,497 19,868 19,155 25,299 24,530 31,717 35,906
(70.1) (61.8) (n = 55.1) (n = 52.5) (63.9) (52.5) (46.4) (42.4)
Other drugs only 2478 4005 7919 8719 6540 10,364 17,279 20,961
(12.1) (17.7) (21.9) (23.8) (16.5) (22.2) (25.3) (24.8)
Alcohol and other drugs 2615 3702 7136 8260 7111 10,839 18,358 26,663
(12.7) (16.4) (19.8) (22.6) (17.9) (23.2) (26.9) (31.6)
None 1034 919 1169 450 659 1004 985 1001
(5.0) (4.1) (3.2) (1.2) (1.7) (2.1) (1.4) (1.2)
  1. **Primary, secondary or tertiary substance of abuse reported at the time of admission
  2. *p-value <0.0001