Table 3.2
Year 2004 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
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 27 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment 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 399,037 145,426 46,611 192,037 108,605 41,913 56,482
Number
Male 269,389 103,071 28,008 131,079  71,554 29,565 37,191
Female 129,557  42,302 18,603  60,905  37,035 12,334 19,283
No. of discharges  398,946 145,373 46,611 191,984 108,589 41,899 56,474
Column percent
Male  67.5  70.9  60.1  68.3  65.9  70.6  65.9
Female  32.5  29.1  39.9  31.7  34.1  29.4  34.1
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Male 100.0  38.3  10.4  48.7  26.6  11.0  13.8
Female 100.0  32.7  14.4  47.0  28.6   9.5  14.9
Total  100.0  36.4  11.7  48.1  27.2  10.5  14.2
Median length of stay (days)
Male  70 103  32  46  53  68
Female  64 105  25  43  53  75
Total   69 104  29    45  53  70
Average length of stay (days)
Male 107 136  79  83  91 108
Female 108 143  74  81  98 120
Total  107 138  77    82  93 112
1 Excludes records where methadone use was planned.
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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