Table 9.3
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE 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 23 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone 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 31,828 3,859 5,555 9,414 14,084 4,096 4,234
Number
Under 15 years     13     7     2     9      4     - -     - -
15 to 19 years    544   118    52   170    227    81    66
20 to 29 years  6,550   934   931 1,865  3,015   828   842
30 to 39 years  9,355 1,131 1,609 2,740  4,053 1,409 1,153
40 to 49 years 10,534 1,193 1,981 3,174  4,639 1,334 1,387
50 years and over  4,767   462   965 1,427  2,129   439   772
No. of discharges  31,763 3,845 5,540 9,385 14,067 4,091 4,220
Column percent
Under 15 years      *   0.2      *   0.1      *      - -      - -
15 to 19 years   1.7   3.1   0.9   1.8   1.6   2.0   1.6
20 to 29 years  20.6  24.3  16.8  19.9  21.4  20.2  20.0
30 to 39 years  29.5  29.4  29.0  29.2  28.8  34.4  27.3
40 to 49 years  33.2  31.0  35.8  33.8  33.0  32.6  32.9
50 years and over  15.0  12.0  17.4  15.2  15.1  10.7  18.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 15 years 100.0  53.8  15.4  69.2  30.8      - -      - -
15 to 19 years 100.0  21.7   9.6  31.3  41.7  14.9  12.1
20 to 29 years 100.0  14.3  14.2  28.5  46.0  12.6  12.9
30 to 39 years 100.0  12.1  17.2  29.3  43.3  15.1  12.3
40 to 49 years 100.0  11.3  18.8  30.1  44.0  12.7  13.2
50 years and over 100.0   9.7  20.2  29.9  44.7   9.2  16.2
Total  100.0  12.1  17.4  29.5  44.3  12.9  13.3
Median length of stay (days)
Under 15 years 102  92  41 220   - -   - -
15 to 19 years  87 119 108  62  78  74
20 to 29 years  95 133 111  73 121 113
30 to 39 years 112 159 105  88 142 151
40 to 49 years 131 176 119 104 163 190
50 years and over 127 199  91 101 135 211
Total  115 159 108    90 139 159
Average length of stay (days)
Under 15 years 184  93  41 414   - -   - -
15 to 19 years 169 183 233 145 155 195
20 to 29 years 187 237 217 154 201 203
30 to 39 years 220 277 228 179 245 263
40 to 49 years 247 287 258 208 262 309
50 years and over 239 301 224 203 231 322
Total  224 270 236   186 238 276
1 Clients includes methadone outpatient (n = 30,343; 95 percent) and methadone intensive outpatient (n = 1,485; 5 percent).
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
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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