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NOPRIOR: NUMBER OF PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES

Indicates the number of previous treatment episodes the
client has received in any drug or alcohol program. Changes 
in service for the same episode (transfers) should not be 
counted as separate prior episodes.

Guidelines: It is preferred that the number of prior 
treatments be a self-reported field collected at the 
time of client intake. However, this data item may be 
derived from the State data system, if the system has 
that capability, and episodes can be counted for at 
least several years.
            
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
0 NO PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES 606,76339.2%
1 1 PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES 302,48419.5%
2 2 PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES 148,9809.6%
3 3 PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES 79,0875.1%
4 4 PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES 44,2552.9%
5 5 OR MORE PRIOR TREATMENT EPISODES 131,9568.5%
Missing Data
-9 MISSING/UNKNOWN/NOT COLLECTED/INVALID 235,22815.2%
Total 1,548,753 100%

Based upon 1,313,525 valid cases out of 1,548,753 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 1.27
  • median: 1.00
  • mode: 0.00
  • minimum: 0
  • maximum: 5
  • standard deviation: 1.63

Location: 63-64 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A), 1992.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.

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