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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88.8 City-Wide
88.0 Queens


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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 88.0 6,764,406


Female 82.0 3,485,388
Male 80.8 3,279,018


Asian/Pacific Islander 33.0 1,587,224
Black 102.0 1,189,050
Hispanic 62.6 1,873,744
White 64.4 1,834,162


0-14 years 43.8 1,155,634
15-24 years 63.4 881,343
25-34 years 73.8 1,100,476
35-44 years 97.0 981,284
45-54 years 139.9 972,150
55-64 years 155.0 792,087
65-74 years 79.5 469,228
75+ years 39.3 412,203
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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.