New York City Health Atlas

Alcohol and Drug Use ER Visits

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Number of emergency room visits for alcohol or substance use.


Number of ER visits for alcohol or substance use per 1,000 population.


Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Outpatient Data, 2011-2013.

Years of Data


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Bronx Average



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35.8 City-Wide
31.1 Bronx


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Alcohol & Drug ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 31.1 4,189,014


Female 13.8 2,219,078
Male 42.7 1,969,936


Asian/Pacific Islander 6.0 146,420
Black 26.5 1,257,987
Hispanic 17.6 2,257,702
White 31.8 451,574


0-14 years 0.4 910,328
15-24 years 13.8 681,074
25-34 years 36.9 618,964
35-44 years 47.2 554,508
45-54 years 76.8 560,622
55-64 years 56.6 413,202
65-74 years 19.1 248,990
75+ years 2.8 201,327
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Correlation Is Not Causation

In statistics, correlation is a measure of association between two numeric variables. The strength of correlation between two variables is represented by the correlation coefficient, represented by the abbreviation r. Correlation coefficients range between -1 to 1.

Though the correlation coefficient indicates the strength of an association, it does not provide information about whether the change in one variable is caused by the other.

For example, if the correlation between adult smoking prevalence and child poverty is 0.7—a strong correlation—we cannot say either that adult smoking causes child poverty or, inversely, that child poverty causes smoking. We only know that as one of these variables increases, the other tends to increases.