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

3703 (District 210) Average

56.7

Averages

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88.8 City-Wide
91.6 Bronx
56.7 3703 (District 210)

3703 (District 210)

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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 56.7 358,232

Sex

Female 54.5 192,052
Male 51.1 166,179

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 27.1 9,639
Black 54.9 92,254
Hispanic 51.3 126,957
White 15.5 123,226

Age

0-14 years 33.4 58,005
15-24 years 43.5 47,638
25-34 years 65.1 42,254
35-44 years 67.4 45,892
45-54 years 87.4 55,094
55-64 years 98.0 42,428
65-74 years 34.4 33,045
75+ years 10.0 33,876
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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.