New York City Health Atlas

Mental Health ER Visits

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Description

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


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

88.8

Manhattan Average

83.9

Averages

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88.8 City-Wide
83.9 Manhattan

Manhattan

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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 83.9 4,813,828

Sex

Female 86.5 2,546,750
Male 91.7 2,267,079

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 15.9 539,848
Black 168.3 622,276
Hispanic 104.5 1,232,866
White 27.6 2,293,407

Age

0-14 years 105.0 600,090
15-24 years 79.9 621,318
25-34 years 44.8 1,063,630
35-44 years 78.5 711,258
45-54 years 133.7 612,636
55-64 years 127.6 544,184
65-74 years 71.4 358,100
75+ years 36.3 302,613
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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.