Table 3.7
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by age at first use, 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 first use 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
12 years and under  64,046  20,806  9,598  30,404  16,891  8,927  7,824
13 to 14 years  85,157  30,385 11,367  41,752  22,800 11,163  9,442
15 to 17 years 147,121  62,072 16,564  78,636  35,845 17,419 15,221
18 to 21 years  92,967  40,404 10,362  50,766  22,197 10,621  9,383
Over 21 years  74,256  23,961 10,980  34,941  21,040  9,505  8,770
No. of discharges  463,547 177,628 58,871 236,499 118,773 57,635 50,640
Column percent
12 years and under  13.8  11.7  16.3  12.9  14.2  15.5  15.5
13 to 14 years  18.4  17.1  19.3  17.7  19.2  19.4  18.6
15 to 17 years  31.7  34.9  28.1  33.3  30.2  30.2  30.1
18 to 21 years  20.1  22.7  17.6  21.5  18.7  18.4  18.5
Over 21 years  16.0  13.5  18.7  14.8  17.7  16.5  17.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
12 years and under 100.0  32.5  15.0  47.5  26.4  13.9  12.2
13 to 14 years 100.0  35.7  13.3  49.0  26.8  13.1  11.1
15 to 17 years 100.0  42.2  11.3  53.4  24.4  11.8  10.3
18 to 21 years 100.0  43.5  11.1  54.6  23.9  11.4  10.1
Over 21 years 100.0  32.3  14.8  47.1  28.3  12.8  11.8
Total  100.0  38.3  12.7  51.0  25.6  12.4  10.9
Median length of stay (days)
12 years and under  69 114  28  44  57  63
13 to 14 years  71 113  29  44  59  63
15 to 17 years  75 108  26  43  61  57
18 to 21 years  77 111  24  43  63  54
Over 21 years  68 121  22  43  61  59
Total   72 112  26    43  60  58
Average length of stay (days)
12 years and under 109 149  74  86  94 114
13 to 14 years 108 145  74  81  96 104
15 to 17 years 109 140  72  80  98 102
18 to 21 years 111 143  73  81  99 100
Over 21 years 111 161  72  81 100 109
Total  109 145  73    81  97 105
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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