Table 10.3
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by age at admission, 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.]
Age at admission 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
Under 15 years      1     - -     - -     - -     1   - -     - -
15 to 19 years    165    63    24    87    56   3    19
20 to 29 years  3,369   791   439 1,230 1,718  47   374
30 to 39 years  4,478   932   598 1,530 2,440  50   458
40 to 49 years  6,428 1,416   811 2,227 3,484  42   675
50 years and over  3,528   836   494 1,330 1,782  13   403
No. of discharges  17,969 4,038 2,366 6,404 9,481 155 1,929
Column percent
Under 15 years      *      - -      - -      - -      *      - -      - -
15 to 19 years   0.9   1.6   1.0   1.4   0.6   1.9   1.0
20 to 29 years  18.7  19.6  18.6  19.2  18.1  30.3  19.4
30 to 39 years  24.9  23.1  25.3  23.9  25.7  32.3  23.7
40 to 49 years  35.8  35.1  34.3  34.8  36.7  27.1  35.0
50 years and over  19.6  20.7  20.9  20.8  18.8   8.4  20.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 15 years 100.0      - -      - -      - - 100.0      - -      - -
15 to 19 years 100.0  38.2  14.5  52.7  33.9   1.8  11.5
20 to 29 years 100.0  23.5  13.0  36.5  51.0   1.4  11.1
30 to 39 years 100.0  20.8  13.4  34.2  54.5   1.1  10.2
40 to 49 years 100.0  22.0  12.6  34.6  54.2   0.7  10.5
50 years and over 100.0  23.7  14.0  37.7  50.5   0.4  11.4
Total  100.0  22.5  13.2  35.6  52.8   0.9  10.7
Median length of stay (days)
Under 15 years  15   - -   - -  15   - -   - -
15 to 19 years  18  20  14  12  96  17
20 to 29 years  15  20  14  12  54  18
30 to 39 years  15  20  15  12  78  18
40 to 49 years  16  20  15  13  89  18
50 years and over  17  20  16  14  30  18
Total   16  20  15    13  71  18
Average length of stay (days)
Under 15 years  15   - -   - -  15   - -   - -
15 to 19 years  40  33  29  42  77  68
20 to 29 years  35  30  53  31  95  31
30 to 39 years  44  43  69  39 128  31
40 to 49 years  37  34  54  34 124  29
50 years and over  32  30  41  29  45  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).
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
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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