Chapter 4

State Data: 1992-2001

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TEDS aggregates data collected through the data collection systems of the Single State Agencies (SSAs) for substance abuse treatment. States have cooperated with the Federal government in the data collection process, and substantial progress has been made toward developing a standardized data set. However, because each State system is unique and each State has unique powers and mandates, significant differences exist among State data collection systems. These differences are compounded by evolving health care payment systems.

State-to-State comparisons must be made with extreme caution. Table 4.1 presents key characteristics of State data collection systems for 2001. However, these characteristics can change as State substance abuse treatment systems change, and thus may be responsible for some year-to-year variation within States. Sources of apparent variation in State-to-State substance abuse patterns include:

Table 4.5a presents, by State, the numbers of admissions aged 12 and over for 1992-2001. Table 4.5b presents, by State, admission rates per 100,000 population aged 12 and over for 1992-2001. Table 4.6 presents rates per 100,000 population adjusted for age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Age adjustment is used to take into account demographic variation across States. It compares the distributions under the assumption that each State's TEDS population and the U.S. population had the same age, sex, and racial/ethnic composition.

Table 4.7a presents, by State and primary substance, the numbers of admissions aged 12 and over for 2001. Tables 4.7b and 4.8 present the crude and adjusted rates, respectively, based on these admissions.

Interpretation of these tables and comparisons across States should be made cautiously and should take into account the many sources of variation detailed above.

Figure 26
Monthly admissions by State or jurisdiction TEDS: 1992-2001
All admissions and States reporting more than 10,000 admissions in any month

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 5.31.03.

 

Figure 26a
Monthly admissions by State or jurisdiction TEDS: 1992-2001
10,000 or fewer admissions per month

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 5.31.03.

 

Figure 26b
Monthly admissions by State or jurisdiction TEDS: 1992-2001
5,000 or fewer admissions per month

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 5.31.03.

 

Figure 26c
Monthly admissions by State or jurisdiction TEDS: 1992-2001
2,500 or fewer admissions per month

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 5.31.03.

 

Figure 26d
Monthly admissions by State or jurisdiction TEDS: 1992-2001
1,000 or fewer admissions per month

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 5.31.03.