New York City Health Atlas

Mental Health Hospitalizations

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Number of hospital stays for severe mental health diagnoses. Conditions include schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.


Mental health-related hospital stays for severe mental health diagnoses per 1,000 population.


Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Inpatient Data, 2011-2013.

Years of Data


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Bronx Average



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5.4 City-Wide
5.8 Bronx


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Mental Health Hospitalization Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 5.8 4,189,014


Female 5.1 2,219,078
Male 10.0 1,969,936


Asian/Pacific Islander 3.5 146,420
Black 7.9 1,257,987
Hispanic 3.0 2,257,702
White 9.4 451,574


0-14 years 1.2 910,328
15-24 years 6.1 681,074
25-34 years 8.0 618,964
35-44 years 7.7 554,508
45-54 years 8.7 560,622
55-64 years 6.5 413,202
65-74 years 5.1 248,990
75+ years 5.0 201,327
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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.