Table 3.3
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by age at admission, according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2005
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 33 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Age at admission Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 592,057 212,078  73,652 285,730 171,454 62,556 72,317
Number
Under 21 years 117,850  43,307 13,952  57,259  32,527 12,846 15,218
21 to 30 years 170,547  60,958 19,882  80,840  49,346 19,506 20,855
31 to 40 years 144,860  48,663 19,260  67,923  43,911 15,192 17,834
41 to 50 years 118,201  41,736 15,907  57,643  35,123 11,730 13,705
Over 50 years  40,124  17,208  4,620  21,828  10,445  3,215  4,636
No. of discharges  591,582 211,872 73,621 285,493 171,352 62,489 72,248
Column percent
Under 21 years  19.9  20.4  19.0  20.1  19.0  20.6  21.1
21 to 30 years  28.8  28.8  27.0  28.3  28.8  31.2  28.9
31 to 40 years  24.5  23.0  26.2  23.8  25.6  24.3  24.7
41 to 50 years  20.0  19.7  21.6  20.2  20.5  18.8  19.0
Over 50 years   6.8   8.1   6.3   7.6   6.1   5.1   6.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 21 years 100.0  36.7  11.8  48.6  27.6  10.9  12.9
21 to 30 years 100.0  35.7  11.7  47.4  28.9  11.4  12.2
31 to 40 years 100.0  33.6  13.3  46.9  30.3  10.5  12.3
41 to 50 years 100.0  35.3  13.5  48.8  29.7   9.9  11.6
Over 50 years 100.0  42.9  11.5  54.4  26.0   8.0  11.6
Total  100.0  35.8  12.4  48.3  29.0  10.6  12.2
Median length of stay (days)
Under 21 years  76 104  49  50  66  72
21 to 30 years  72 115  31  43  62  64
31 to 40 years  73 123  29  43  62  68
41 to 50 years  77 122  30  45  64  70
Over 50 years  89 123  35  50  65  86
Total   76 117  34    45  64  69
Average length of stay (days)
Under 21 years 110 135  96  87  99 113
21 to 30 years 111 146  92  80  95 113
31 to 40 years 119 161 100  87 101 123
41 to 50 years 123 162  99  90 107 130
Over 50 years 137 170 103  99 117 150
Total  117 152  97    86 101 121
1 Excludes records where opioid replacement therapy was planned.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.03.06.

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