Table 8.2
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by gender, 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 substance abuse detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Gender Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 315,075 203,394 38,412 241,806 51,196 8,450 13,623
Number
Male 239,298 157,449 25,973 183,422 38,871 6,361 10,644
Female  75,754  45,933 12,438  58,371 12,319 2,086  2,978
No. of discharges  315,052 203,382 38,411 241,793 51,190 8,447 13,622
Column percent
Male  76.0  77.4  67.6  75.9  75.9  75.3  78.1
Female  24.0  22.6  32.4  24.1  24.1  24.7  21.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Male 100.0  65.8  10.9  76.7  16.2   2.7   4.4
Female 100.0  60.6  16.4  77.1  16.3   2.8   3.9
Total  100.0  64.6  12.2  76.7  16.2   2.7   4.3
Median length of stay (days)
Male   3   4   4   2   2   1
Female   4   4   4   2   3   2
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
Male   9   7  16  10  12   7
Female  12   9  18  15  15  10
Total    9   7  17    11  12   7
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 234,725; 74 percent), hospital detoxification (n = 68,377; 22 percent), and ambulatory detoxification (n = 11,973; 4 percent). 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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