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

Census Tract 3051700 Average

40.1

Averages

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88.8 City-Wide
92.0 Brooklyn
40.1 Tract

Census Tract 3051700

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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 40.1 5,037

Sex

Female 29.6 2,330
Male 42.5 2,707

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3 444
Black 379.0 124
Hispanic 65.6 655
White 3.2 3,726

Age

0-14 years 77.5 258
15-24 years 37.7 477
25-34 years 12.5 2,160
35-44 years 20.7 871
45-54 years 146.0 404
55-64 years 79.6 452
65-74 years 129.5 139
75+ years 23.7 253
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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.