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NCJ Number: 218116 Find in a Library
Title: Hispanic Female Admissions in Substance Abuse Treatment: 2005
Corporate Author: Research Triangle Institute
Ctr for Social Research and Policy Analysis
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: April 2007
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Research Triangle Institute
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rm 7-1044
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report uses data from the 2005 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) in order to examine substance-abuse treatment admissions for Hispanic females, which refers to four subgroups: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and "other Hispanic."
Abstract: TEDS data show that Hispanic female admission for substance-abuse treatment were less likely than non-Hispanic females to report primary alcohol abuse (23 percent compared to 32 percent), and they were more likely to report primary opiate abuse (21 percent compared to 19 percent). Female admissions of Mexican origin were younger than female admissions of Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Hispanic" origin for the primary substances of alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. Hispanic female admissions were more likely than non-Hispanic female admissions to be younger than 18 years old (14 percent compared to 7 percent) and less likely to be 45 years old or older (12 percent compared to 18 percent). The TEDS is an annual compilation of data on the demographic characteristics and substance-abuse problems of those admitted to substance abuse treatment, primarily at facilities that receive some public funding. TEDS records represent admissions rather than individuals, since a person may be admitted to treatment more than once during a single year. 3 figures, 1 table, and 7 notes
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Drug treatment; Drug use; Hispanic Americans
Note: DASIS Report, April 13, 2007; downloaded April 19, 2007.
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