Demographic Breakdown of Heroin Use

Demographic 2002-2004* 2011-2013* Percent Change
Sex
Male 2.4 3.6 50%
Female 0.8 1.6 100%
Age, Years
12-17 1.8 1.6 --
18-25 3.5 7.3 109%
26 or older 1.2 1.9 58%
Race / Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic white 1.4 3 114%
Other 2 1.7 --
Annual Household Income
Less than $20,000 3.4 5.5 62%
$20,000-$49,999 1.3 2.3 77%
$50,000 or more 1 1.6 60%
Health Insurance Coverage
None 4.2 6.7 60%
Medicaid 4.3 4.7 --
Private or other 0.8 1.3 63%
*Annual average rate of heroin use (per 1,000 people in each group)
Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2002-2013.