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  Median Length of Stay

Using the Kaplan-Meier method for calculating median, first quartile, and third quartile durations, these reports compute the length of stay in foster care for children entering a placement episode lasting 8 days or more.
SUMMARY Table [by Entry Year 2011-2015]: By Entry Year:
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1 Time in care calculated from placement episode start date up to placement episode end date even if this latter occurred after a child’s 18th birthdate.
2 An "age out" date was created in this analysis for children who turned 18 while in care; for these children, time in care was calculated from the placement episode start date until the 18th birth date.