New York City Health Atlas

Asthma ER Visits (primary)

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Description

Number of emergency room visits for which asthma is the primary diagnosis.


Calculation

Number of ER visits with primary diagnosis of asthma 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

17.6

3709 (District 209) Average

30.4

Averages

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17.6 City-Wide
33.1 Bronx
30.4 3709 (District 209)

3709 (District 209)

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Asthma (Primary) ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 30.4 556,308

Sex

Female 38.6 296,602
Male 32.4 259,706

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 10.7 38,382
Black 38.0 168,736
Hispanic 27.9 318,750
White 55.2 14,079

Age

0-14 years 59.8 119,490
15-24 years 21.8 84,508
25-34 years 16.5 83,818
35-44 years 21.6 71,424
45-54 years 28.6 75,572
55-64 years 26.0 60,340
65-74 years 24.6 35,466
75+ years 16.5 25,689
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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.