Table 8.4
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
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 substance abuse detoxification 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 315,075 203,394 38,412 241,806 51,196 8,450 13,623
Number
White (non-Hispanic) 163,644 100,793 22,066 122,859 28,571 4,225  7,989
Black (non-Hispanic)  75,361  49,065 10,665  59,730 10,692 2,203  2,736
Hispanic origin  57,966  40,652  4,612  45,264  9,482 1,680  1,540
Other  15,505  10,880    869  11,749  2,178   277  1,301
No. of discharges  312,476 201,390 38,212 239,602 50,923 8,385 13,566
Column percent
White (non-Hispanic)  52.4  50.0  57.7  51.3  56.1  50.4  58.9
Black (non-Hispanic)  24.1  24.4  27.9  24.9  21.0  26.3  20.2
Hispanic origin  18.6  20.2  12.1  18.9  18.6  20.0  11.4
Other   5.0   5.4   2.3   4.9   4.3   3.3   9.6
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
White (non-Hispanic) 100.0  61.6  13.5  75.1  17.5   2.6   4.9
Black (non-Hispanic) 100.0  65.1  14.2  79.3  14.2   2.9   3.6
Hispanic origin 100.0  70.1   8.0  78.1  16.4   2.9   2.7
Other 100.0  70.2   5.6  75.8  14.0   1.8   8.4
Total  100.0  64.4  12.2  76.7  16.3   2.7   4.3
Median length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)   3   4   4   2   2   1
Black (non-Hispanic)   4   4   5   2   3   2
Hispanic origin   3   4   5   2   2   3
Other   2   3   4   2   2   1
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)   9   8  13  10  14   8
Black (non-Hispanic)  14   9  27  21  14   7
Hispanic origin   5   5  10   5   4   6
Other   7   6  12   9  15   3
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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