Table 2.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: 2009
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median length of stay (LOS)
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 44 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
outpatient
treatment
discharges
Completed treatment
or transferred to
further treatment
(percent distribution)
Did not complete
treatment or transfer
to further treatment
(percent distribution)
Rate of treatment
completion or
transfer to further
treatment
Median LOS
(days) among
treatment
completers
685,256  53.4 124
Gender  
Male 467,424  69.1  67.2  54.1 121
Female 217,718  30.9  32.8  51.9 130
Total  685,142 100.0 100.0  53.4 124
Age at admission  
12 to 20 years 134,273  19.0  20.3  51.7 113
21 to 30 years 211,808  30.7  31.1  53.1 124
31 to 40 years 144,552  21.0  21.2  53.1 129
41 to 50 years 133,375  19.5  19.4  53.6 131
Over 50 years  61,248   9.8   7.9  58.6 127
Total  685,256 100.0 100.0  53.4 124
Race/ethnicity  
White (non-Hispanic) 389,215  62.0  55.4  55.9 120
Black (non-Hispanic) 127,367  16.4  22.5  45.3 128
Hispanic origin 101,514  15.2  15.6  52.4 146
Other  42,537   6.4   6.4  53.1 135
Total  660,633 100.0 100.0  53.1 126
Primary substance  
Alcohol 295,928  48.4  37.2  59.9 119
Opiates  65,500   7.2  12.3  40.1 135
Marijuana/hashish 179,072  24.4  28.2  49.8 120
Cocaine  62,560   7.9  10.5  46.4 147
Stimulants  59,517   9.1   8.2  56.2 157
Other/unknown  22,679   3.0   3.7  48.3 112
Total  685,256 100.0 100.0  53.4 124
Frequency of use  
No use in the past month 293,828  47.7  39.4  58.3 124
Some use 267,348  39.3  40.6  52.7 123
Daily use 108,781  13.0  20.0  42.9 133
Total  669,957 100.0 100.0  53.6 125
No. of prior treatment episodes  
None 326,581  53.8  46.6  57.3 119
1 or more 320,410  46.2  53.4  50.1 133
Total  646,991 100.0 100.0  53.7 123
Treatment referral source  
Criminal justice/DUI 378,338  63.6  47.2  60.9 125
Self or individual 124,272  14.4  23.0  42.1 119
Health care/community 173,015  22.0  29.8  46.0 127
Total  675,625 100.0 100.0  53.6 124
Employment status1  
Employed 223,864  40.0  28.2  61.8 126
Unemployed/Not in labor force 425,067  60.0  71.8  48.8 125
Total  648,931 100.0 100.0  53.3 125
Years of education1  
Fewer than 12 years 194,490  29.7  35.2  49.3 131
12 years (or GED) 264,914  44.7  43.1  54.4 125
More than 12 years 143,232  25.5  21.7  57.4 122
Total  602,636 100.0 100.0  53.4 126
1 Includes only discharges aged 16 and above for employment status and aged 18 and older for years of education.
NOTE: In LOS calculations, missing values of the associated variables were excluded.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set(TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

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