New York City Health Atlas

Alcohol and Drug Use ER Visits

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Description

Number of emergency room visits for alcohol or substance use.


Calculation

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


Source

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


Years of Data

2011-2013


Additional Resources

City Wide Average

35.8

Queens Average

26.3

Averages

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35.8 City-Wide
26.3 Queens

Queens

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Alcohol & Drug ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 26.3 6,764,406

Sex

Female 12.3 3,485,388
Male 35.6 3,279,018

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 4.6 1,587,224
Black 24.5 1,189,050
Hispanic 18.0 1,873,744
White 28.9 1,834,162

Age

0-14 years 0.3 1,155,634
15-24 years 16.7 881,343
25-34 years 31.1 1,100,476
35-44 years 35.9 981,284
45-54 years 54.7 972,150
55-64 years 43.5 792,087
65-74 years 11.7 469,228
75+ years 1.2 412,203
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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.