Table 9.4
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE OUTPATIENT treatment1
by race/ethnicity, 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.]
Race/ethnicity 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
White (non-Hispanic) 16,577 2,260 2,583 4,843  7,346 2,113 2,275
Black (non-Hispanic)  8,386   727 1,951 2,678  3,215 1,518   975
Hispanic origin  5,398   734   779 1,513  2,778   337   770
Other  1,174   112   190   302    626    62   184
No. of discharges  31,535 3,833 5,503 9,336 13,965 4,030 4,204
Column percent
White (non-Hispanic)  52.6  59.0  46.9  51.9  52.6  52.4  54.1
Black (non-Hispanic)  26.6  19.0  35.5  28.7  23.0  37.7  23.2
Hispanic origin  17.1  19.1  14.2  16.2  19.9   8.4  18.3
Other   3.7   2.9   3.5   3.2   4.5   1.5   4.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
White (non-Hispanic) 100.0  13.6  15.6  29.2  44.3  12.7  13.7
Black (non-Hispanic) 100.0   8.7  23.3  31.9  38.3  18.1  11.6
Hispanic origin 100.0  13.6  14.4  28.0  51.5   6.2  14.3
Other 100.0   9.5  16.2  25.7  53.3   5.3  15.7
Total  100.0  12.2  17.5  29.6  44.3  12.8  13.3
Median length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic) 113 154 132  87 125 150
Black (non-Hispanic) 118 147  70  90 183 209
Hispanic origin 120 190 125  97 119 151
Other 115 144 135  95  76 158
Total  116 159 110    90 141 160
Average length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic) 218 263 249 181 217 259
Black (non-Hispanic) 236 276 210 194 281 327
Hispanic origin 227 287 251 195 221 262
Other 232 272 315 186 176 296
Total  225 270 238   187 240 277
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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