New York City Health Atlas

Length of Stay

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Average length of a hospital stay in days.


Average length of a hospital stay in days.


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

Years of Data


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Manhattan Average



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5.7 City-Wide
5.8 Manhattan


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Avg Length of Stay (Days) Inpatient Admissions
All 5.8 439,524


Female 4.8 243,053
Male 6.4 196,471


Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0 26,901
Black 6.4 89,931
Hispanic 5.0 95,101
Other 5.6 102,194
White 4.9 125,397


0-14 years 4.1 72,085
15-24 years 5.4 25,641
25-34 years 4.7 55,327
35-44 years 5.6 48,141
45-54 years 6.4 52,789
55-64 years 7.0 57,187
65-74 years 6.6 53,134
75+ years 6.8 75,220
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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.