Table 8.3
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
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 substance abuse detoxification 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 315,075 203,394 38,412 241,806 51,196 8,450 13,623
Number
Under 21 years  13,297   8,068  1,557   9,625  2,324   466    882
21 to 30 years  66,315  38,912  8,853  47,765 13,146 2,241  3,163
31 to 40 years  93,104  58,859 11,857  70,716 16,364 2,582  3,442
41 to 50 years 102,488  68,992 12,152  81,144 14,740 2,401  4,203
Over 50 years  39,755  28,484  3,985  32,469  4,605   757  1,924
No. of discharges  314,959 203,315 38,404 241,719 51,179 8,447 13,614
Column percent
Under 21 years   4.2   4.0   4.1   4.0   4.5   5.5   6.5
21 to 30 years  21.1  19.1  23.1  19.8  25.7  26.5  23.2
31 to 40 years  29.6  28.9  30.9  29.3  32.0  30.6  25.3
41 to 50 years  32.5  33.9  31.6  33.6  28.8  28.4  30.9
Over 50 years  12.6  14.0  10.4  13.4   9.0   9.0  14.1
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 21 years 100.0  60.7  11.7  72.4  17.5   3.5   6.6
21 to 30 years 100.0  58.7  13.3  72.0  19.8   3.4   4.8
31 to 40 years 100.0  63.2  12.7  76.0  17.6   2.8   3.7
41 to 50 years 100.0  67.3  11.9  79.2  14.4   2.3   4.1
Over 50 years 100.0  71.6  10.0  81.7  11.6   1.9   4.8
Total  100.0  64.6  12.2  76.7  16.2   2.7   4.3
Median length of stay (days)
Under 21 years   3   4   4   2   4   1
21 to 30 years   3   4   4   2   3   1
31 to 40 years   4   4   4   2   3   2
41 to 50 years   3   4   4   2   2   2
Over 50 years   3   4   4   2   2   1
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
Under 21 years  13  11  18  18  16   5
21 to 30 years   9   8  15  11  11   6
31 to 40 years  11   8  21  12  13  10
41 to 50 years   9   7  16  11  12   7
Over 50 years   7   6  11   8  11   6
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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