Table 5.3
Year 2005 discharges from SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL 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 31 States and jurisdictions that offered short-term residential 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 128,756 72,221 22,452 94,673 19,760 9,300 5,023
Number
Under 21 years  14,040  6,974  2,566  9,540  2,244 1,714   542
21 to 30 years  32,830 16,507  6,234 22,741  5,729 2,977 1,383
31 to 40 years  36,922 20,492  6,491 26,983  6,088 2,408 1,443
41 to 50 years  34,179 21,012  5,636 26,648  4,492 1,832 1,207
Over 50 years  10,721  7,192  1,520  8,712  1,201   365   443
No. of discharges  128,692 72,177 22,447 94,624 19,754 9,296 5,018
Column percent
Under 21 years  10.9   9.7  11.4  10.1  11.4  18.4  10.8
21 to 30 years  25.5  22.9  27.8  24.0  29.0  32.0  27.6
31 to 40 years  28.7  28.4  28.9  28.5  30.8  25.9  28.8
41 to 50 years  26.6  29.1  25.1  28.2  22.7  19.7  24.1
Over 50 years   8.3  10.0   6.8   9.2   6.1   3.9   8.8
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 21 years 100.0  49.7  18.3  67.9  16.0  12.2   3.9
21 to 30 years 100.0  50.3  19.0  69.3  17.5   9.1   4.2
31 to 40 years 100.0  55.5  17.6  73.1  16.5   6.5   3.9
41 to 50 years 100.0  61.5  16.5  78.0  13.1   5.4   3.5
Over 50 years 100.0  67.1  14.2  81.3  11.2   3.4   4.1
Total  100.0  56.1  17.4  73.5  15.3   7.2   3.9
Median length of stay (days)
Under 21 years  23  27  27   7  16  13
21 to 30 years  20  25  22   6  13   9
31 to 40 years  21  25  22   7  14   9
41 to 50 years  21  25  21   7  13   9
Over 50 years  21  25  21   7  16   9
Total   21  25  22     7  14  10
Average length of stay (days)
Under 21 years  33  35  38  24  30  39
21 to 30 years  26  27  27  18  24  36
31 to 40 years  25  26  26  17  27  38
41 to 50 years  25  25  24  19  25  37
Over 50 years  23  24  24  17  23  27
Total   26  27  27    19  26  37
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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