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

Zip Code 10075 Average

21.5

Averages

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88.8 City-Wide
83.9 Manhattan
21.5 Zip Code 10075

Zip Code 10075

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Mental Health ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 21.5 76,389

Sex

Female 29.4 44,747
Male 22.2 31,642

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 3.1 4,823
Black 40.9 1,125
Hispanic 7.0 6,042
White 19.3 62,827

Age

0-14 years 28.5 9,216
15-24 years 23.5 4,433
25-34 years 18.9 16,084
35-44 years 14.0 12,310
45-54 years 13.6 7,986
55-64 years 25.4 11,275
65-74 years 31.7 8,950
75+ years 19.6 6,109
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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.