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Table 2 Gender and racial profile of patients with cocaine (HCL/crack) as their primary drug of abuse: 1997–2006

From: Cocaine treatment admissions at three sentinel sites in South Africa (1997–2006): findings and implications for policy, practice and research

  Cape Town Gauteng Eastern Cape
Period Fem. Black Afr. Coloured Asian White Fem. Black Afr. Coloured Asian White Fem. Black Afr. Coloured Asian White
1997a 19.7 0.0 3.6 7.1 89.3 - - - - - - - - - -
1997b 31.2 2.3 25.6 2.3 69.8 - - - - - - - - - -
1998a 20.6 1.4 23.9 2.8 71.8 17.8 - - - - - - - - -
1998b 20.2 5.1 17.0 1.7 76.3 17.2 - - - - - - - - -
1999a 22.0 1.3 32.9 2.5 63.3 24.0 - - - - - - - - -
1999b 19.1 1.3 38.2 13.2 47.4 23.4 4.8 8.8 12.8 73.6 - - - - -
2000a 9.8 0.9 51.9 4.6 42.6 17.2 3.8 9.3 12.8 73.7 - - - - -
2000b 19.2 0.0 38.8 2.0 59.2 19.7 8.0 7.6 13.1 69.2 - - - - -
2001a 25.0 2.6 29.3 4.3 63.8 19.5 6.2 8.6 8.6 76.6 - - - - -
2001b 19.3 1.1 43.7 5.7 49.4 23.2 7.7 12.9 9.0 70.3 - - - - -
2002a 20.8 5.8 29.1 5.8 59.2 27.9 4.9 7.7 9.8 77.6 - - - - -
2002b 28.8 1.0 32.4 5.9 60.8 17.1 10.3 8.2 10.3 71.2 - - - - -
2003a 18.3 1.5 37.0 11.9 49.6 27.1 7.7 7.1 8.4 76.8 - - - - -
2003b 19.6 6.6 45.6 2.9 44.9 22.0 10.4 8.8 10.4 70.4 - - - - -
2004a 21.0 3.7 42.8 4.2 49.3 18.0 9.4 15.6 7.4 67.6 18.2 3.0 15.2 12.1 69.7
2004b 22.4 2.4 40.3 3.9 53.4 22.4 9.2 14.1 5.3 71.1 14.3 4.8 28.6 2.4 64.3
2005a 24.6 2.0 46.6 4.9 45.6 21.0 8.5 19.6 6.6 65.3 15.1 5.5 32.9 5.5 56.2
2005b 27.6 3.7 47.2 1.2 47.9 23.3 11.5 20.6 3.5 64.4 17.0 1.9 34.0 3.8 60.4
2006a 25.2 4.5 38.5 3.8 53.2 13.6 12.8 16.2 7.8 63.2 20.2 2.4 34.7 6.5 56.5
2006b 21.1 3.8 31.1 6.1 59.1 17.0 12.5 18.7 9.1 59.8 16.9 3.2 43.5 6.5 46.8