Table 3.4
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by race/ethnicity, 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.]
Race/ethnicity 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
White (non-Hispanic) 343,199 135,203 41,247 176,450  89,608 34,659 42,482
Black (non-Hispanic) 128,790  35,263 19,861  55,124  41,220 16,777 15,669
Hispanic origin  86,619  29,792  8,697  38,489  29,748  8,422  9,960
Other  30,822  10,899  3,445  14,344  10,282  2,456  3,740
No. of discharges  589,430 211,157 73,250 284,407 170,858 62,314 71,851
Column percent
White (non-Hispanic)  58.2  64.0  56.3  62.0  52.4  55.6  59.1
Black (non-Hispanic)  21.8  16.7  27.1  19.4  24.1  26.9  21.8
Hispanic origin  14.7  14.1  11.9  13.5  17.4  13.5  13.9
Other   5.2   5.2   4.7   5.0   6.0   3.9   5.2
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
White (non-Hispanic) 100.0  39.4  12.0  51.4  26.1  10.1  12.4
Black (non-Hispanic) 100.0  27.4  15.4  42.8  32.0  13.0  12.2
Hispanic origin 100.0  34.4  10.0  44.4  34.3   9.7  11.5
Other 100.0  35.4  11.2  46.5  33.4   8.0  12.1
Total  100.0  35.8  12.4  48.3  29.0  10.6  12.2
Median length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)  76 111  35  44  64  69
Black (non-Hispanic)  64 121  16  45  60  63
Hispanic origin  87 138  61  47  69  83
Other  83 121  70  52  55  74
Total   76 117  34    45  64  70
Average length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic) 117 146  96  85 102 121
Black (non-Hispanic) 111 160  77  88 100 114
Hispanic origin 122 172 108  83 100 124
Other 138 158 203 104  95 144
Total  117 153  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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