New York City Health Atlas

Mental Health ER Visits

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Number of emergency room visits for mental health diagnoses. Conditions include schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.


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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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 88.8 24,793,148


Female 86.4 12,992,763
Male 87.2 11,800,384


Asian/Pacific Islander 25.1 3,205,606
Black 123.6 5,635,770
Hispanic 69.8 7,117,028
White 38.4 8,198,740


0-14 years 61.8 4,432,550
15-24 years 66.6 3,451,377
25-34 years 66.1 4,281,903
35-44 years 93.7 3,482,038
45-54 years 148.3 3,329,632
55-64 years 149.5 2,751,495
65-74 years 79.4 1,656,906
75+ years 37.5 1,407,246
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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.