Table 3.7
Year 2004 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by age at first use, 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 first use 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
12 years or under  42,485  14,514  6,109  20,623   9,399  6,397  6,066
13 to 14 years  53,069  20,021  6,990  27,011  11,941  7,867  6,250
15 to 16 years  66,897  28,748  7,685  36,433  13,948  8,960  7,556
17 to 18 years  47,414  22,069  5,087  27,156   9,051  5,914  5,293
19 to 20 years  19,780   8,395  2,329  10,724   4,159  2,658  2,239
21 to 25 years  25,773  10,034  3,412  13,446   5,483  3,619  3,225
Over 25 years  25,451   8,629  3,841  12,470   5,817  3,800  3,364
No. of discharges  280,869 112,410 35,453 147,863  59,798 39,215 33,993
Column percent
12 years or under  15.1  12.9  17.2  13.9  15.7  16.3  17.8
13 to 14 years  18.9  17.8  19.7  18.3  20.0  20.1  18.4
15 to 16 years  23.8  25.6  21.7  24.6  23.3  22.8  22.2
17 to 18 years  16.9  19.6  14.3  18.4  15.1  15.1  15.6
19 to 20 years   7.0   7.5   6.6   7.3   7.0   6.8   6.6
21 to 25 years   9.2   8.9   9.6   9.1   9.2   9.2   9.5
Over 25 years   9.1   7.7  10.8   8.4   9.7   9.7   9.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
12 years or under 100.0  34.2  14.4  48.5  22.1  15.1  14.3
13 to 14 years 100.0  37.7  13.2  50.9  22.5  14.8  11.8
15 to 16 years 100.0  43.0  11.5  54.5  20.8  13.4  11.3
17 to 18 years 100.0  46.5  10.7  57.3  19.1  12.5  11.2
19 to 20 years 100.0  42.4  11.8  54.2  21.0  13.4  11.3
21 to 25 years 100.0  38.9  13.2  52.2  21.3  14.0  12.5
Over 25 years 100.0  33.9  15.1  49.0  22.9  14.9  13.2
Total  100.0  40.0  12.6  52.6  21.3  14.0  12.1
Median length of stay (days)
12 years or under  64  97  26  43  49  66
13 to 14 years  63  93  26  42  49  54
15 to 16 years  64  91  22  42  54  47
17 to 18 years  67  91  21  41  56  43
19 to 20 years  64  95  23  39  50  46
21 to 25 years  63  96  21  42  54  51
Over 25 years  60  97  18  43  53  55
Total   64  93  22    42  52  52
Average length of stay (days)
12 years or under 109 132  78  88  91 135
13 to 14 years 101 125  75  84  89 100
15 to 16 years 101 123  72  80  94  91
17 to 18 years 102 122  73  81  95  88
19 to 20 years 102 127  75  76  91  96
21 to 25 years 100 128  69  75  90  97
Over 25 years  99 128  66  78  91 104
Total  102 126  73    81  92 102
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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