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 3099400 Average

93.9

Averages

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88.8 City-Wide
92.0 Brooklyn
93.9 Tract

Census Tract 3099400

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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 93.9 5,964

Sex

Female 99.4 2,886
Male 85.8 3,078

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0 0
Black 74.4 4,922
Hispanic 141.6 558
White 125.0 440

Age

0-14 years 70.0 1,143
15-24 years 55.2 1,105
25-34 years 105.3 646
35-44 years 82.3 948
45-54 years 164.4 748
55-64 years 98.7 851
65-74 years 136.5 293
75+ years 119.8 217
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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.