Table 10.4
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by race/ethnicity, 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.]
Race/ethnicity 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
White (non-Hispanic)  8,440 1,984 1,228 3,212 4,239 101   888
Black (non-Hispanic)  2,822   678   571 1,249 1,358  35   180
Hispanic origin  5,435 1,117   411 1,528 3,181   9   717
Other  1,207   249   138   387   679   2   139
No. of discharges  17,904 4,028 2,348 6,376 9,457 147 1,924
Column percent
White (non-Hispanic)  47.1  49.3  52.3  50.4  44.8  68.7  46.2
Black (non-Hispanic)  15.8  16.8  24.3  19.6  14.4  23.8   9.4
Hispanic origin  30.4  27.7  17.5  24.0  33.6   6.1  37.3
Other   6.7   6.2   5.9   6.1   7.2   1.4   7.2
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
White (non-Hispanic) 100.0  23.5  14.5  38.1  50.2   1.2  10.5
Black (non-Hispanic) 100.0  24.0  20.2  44.3  48.1   1.2   6.4
Hispanic origin 100.0  20.6   7.6  28.1  58.5   0.2  13.2
Other 100.0  20.6  11.4  32.1  56.3   0.2  11.5
Total  100.0  22.5  13.1  35.6  52.8   0.8  10.7
Median length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)  16  20  14  13  57  18
Black (non-Hispanic)  18  20  19  15  99  19
Hispanic origin  15  20  14  11  91  18
Other  17  20  18  13  30  18
Total   16  20  15    13  71  18
Average length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)  39  31  54  38 104  34
Black (non-Hispanic)  54  55  67  48 145  39
Hispanic origin  22  26  30  19 107  25
Other  45  33  56  47  30  44
Total   37  34  53    34 113  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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