Table 10.2
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by gender, according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2004
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 17 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone 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 17,976 4,041 2,368 6,409 9,482 156 1,929
Number
Male 12,662 2,870 1,543 4,413 6,698 108 1,443
Female  5,308 1,170   825 1,995 2,779  48   486
No. of discharges  17,970 4,040 2,368 6,408 9,477 156 1,929
Column percent
Male  70.5  71.0  65.2  68.9  70.7  69.2  74.8
Female  29.5  29.0  34.8  31.1  29.3  30.8  25.2
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Male 100.0  22.7  12.2  34.9  52.9   0.9  11.4
Female 100.0  22.0  15.5  37.6  52.4   0.9   9.2
Total  100.0  22.5  13.2  35.7  52.7   0.9  10.7
Median length of stay (days)
Male  16  20  15  13  60  18
Female  16  20  14  13  78  18
Total   16  20  15    13  69  18
Average length of stay (days)
Male  34  32  49  30 102  30
Female  46  41  64  42 124  37
Total   37  35  55    34 109  32
1 Includes ambulatory detoxification (n = 15,960; 89 percent), free-standing residential detoxification (n = 1,797; 10 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 219; 1 percent).
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 2.1.2006.

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