Table 8.2
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
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 26 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification 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 211,161 131,476 28,706 160,182 34,570 4,512 11,897
Number
Male 157,213  99,776 19,819 119,595 25,208 3,243  9,167
Female  53,931  31,690  8,884  40,574  9,361 1,268  2,728
No. of discharges  211,144 131,466 28,703 160,169 34,569 4,511 11,895
Column percent
Male  74.5  75.9  69.0  74.7  72.9  71.9  77.1
Female  25.5  24.1  31.0  25.3  27.1  28.1  22.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Male 100.0  63.5  12.6  76.1  16.0   2.1   5.8
Female 100.0  58.8  16.5  75.2  17.4   2.4   5.1
Total  100.0  62.3  13.6  75.9  16.4   2.1   5.6
Median length of stay (days)
Male   3   3   4   2   2   1
Female   4   4   4   2   3   2
Total    3   3   4     2   2   1
Average length of stay (days)
Male  11   8  23  12  17  14
Female  13  10  24  14  13  17
Total   11   8  23    13  16  14
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 189,870; 90 percent), hospital detoxification (n = 14,672; 7 percent), and ambulatory detoxification (n = 6,619; 3 percent). 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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