New York City Health Atlas

Asthma ER Visits (any)

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Number of emergency room visits for which asthma is documented.


Number of ER visits were asthma is documented per 1,000 emergency room visits.


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

Years of Data


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Manhattan Average



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39.2 City-Wide
34.0 Manhattan


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Asthma (Any) ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 34.0 4,813,828


Female 45.1 2,546,750
Male 36.6 2,267,079


Asian/Pacific Islander 5.3 539,848
Black 94.4 622,276
Hispanic 56.3 1,232,866
White 8.6 2,293,407


0-14 years 75.5 600,090
15-24 years 33.0 621,318
25-34 years 15.6 1,063,630
35-44 years 23.0 711,258
45-54 years 40.0 612,636
55-64 years 37.6 544,184
65-74 years 34.4 358,100
75+ years 24.8 302,613
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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.