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a Does not total to 100% because of rounding.
b Does not total to 100% because facilities could respond to as many categories as applied.
reported that this parent organization was an administrative office. The parent organization for 30 percent of facilities was a substance abuse treatment facility and for 20 percent was a hospital.
ADSS does not have any direct measures of a facility's capacity to conduct and/or participate in research. It does however have information on the existence of an operational computerized information system. While such systems serve administrative functions, sometimes data in these systems are used for research purposes. Table E-3 shows that the majority of facilities have an operational computerized information system, but its existence varies along a number of dimensions. For example, using the point prevalence client count as a measure of facility size, we see the existence of a computerized system is directly related to size. Almost 80 percent of facilities with a client census of greater than 100 active clients have comput-