Table 3.3
Year 2004 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
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 27 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment 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 399,037 145,426  46,611 192,037 108,605 41,913 56,482
Number
Under 15 years   9,550   3,952    878   4,830   2,417    830  1,473
15 to 19 years  64,116  25,106  6,483  31,589  17,088  6,639  8,800
20 to 29 years 115,924  41,143 12,585  53,728  32,442 12,954 16,800
30 to 39 years 101,071  34,185 13,090  47,275  28,354 11,044 14,398
40 to 49 years  81,345  29,600 10,556  40,156  21,915  8,200 11,074
50 years and over  26,154  11,073  2,940  14,013   6,194  2,126  3,821
No. of discharges  398,160 145,059 46,532 191,591 108,410 41,793 56,366
Column percent
Under 15 years   2.4   2.7   1.9   2.5   2.2   2.0   2.6
15 to 19 years  16.1  17.3  13.9  16.5  15.8  15.9  15.6
20 to 29 years  29.1  28.4  27.0  28.0  29.9  31.0  29.8
30 to 39 years  25.4  23.6  28.1  24.7  26.2  26.4  25.5
40 to 49 years  20.4  20.4  22.7  21.0  20.2  19.6  19.6
50 years and over   6.6   7.6   6.3   7.3   5.7   5.1   6.8
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 15 years 100.0  41.4   9.2  50.6  25.3   8.7  15.4
15 to 19 years 100.0  39.2  10.1  49.3  26.7  10.4  13.7
20 to 29 years 100.0  35.5  10.9  46.3  28.0  11.2  14.5
30 to 39 years 100.0  33.8  13.0  46.8  28.1  10.9  14.2
40 to 49 years 100.0  36.4  13.0  49.4  26.9  10.1  13.6
50 years and over 100.0  42.3  11.2  53.6  23.7   8.1  14.6
Total  100.0  36.4  11.7  48.1  27.2  10.5  14.2
Median length of stay (days)
Under 15 years  84 105  45  65  63  84
15 to 19 years  70  94  34  50  52  71
20 to 29 years  66 103  28  42  55  67
30 to 39 years  67 108  28  43  52  70
40 to 49 years  70 108  28  47  49  69
50 years and over  74  99  30  47  55  72
Total   69 104  29    45  53  70
Average length of stay (days)
Under 15 years 123 140 102 104 111 125
15 to 19 years 103 124  75  83  88 110
20 to 29 years 103 136  72  77  92 107
30 to 39 years 109 145  79  81  94 116
40 to 49 years 111 145  78  86  96 114
50 years and over 112 135  82  87 104 115
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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