Table 9.2
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE 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 23 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone 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 31,828 3,859 5,555 9,414 14,084 4,096 4,234
Number
Male 18,894 2,376 2,770 5,146  8,613 2,408 2,727
Female 12,930 1,481 2,785 4,266  5,471 1,686 1,507
No. of discharges  31,824 3,857 5,555 9,412 14,084 4,094 4,234
Column percent
Male  59.4  61.6  49.9  54.7  61.2  58.8  64.4
Female  40.6  38.4  50.1  45.3  38.8  41.2  35.6
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Male 100.0  12.6  14.7  27.2  45.6  12.7  14.4
Female 100.0  11.5  21.5  33.0  42.3  13.0  11.7
Total  100.0  12.1  17.5  29.6  44.3  12.9  13.3
Median length of stay (days)
Male 114 163 105  88 136 156
Female 117 151 113  92 144 162
Total  115 159 108    90 139 159
Average length of stay (days)
Male 222 268 238 184 232 274
Female 228 273 236 191 248 282
Total  224 270 237   187 239 277
1 Clients includes methadone outpatient (n = 30,343; 95 percent) and methadone intensive outpatient (n = 1,485; 5 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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