New York City Health Atlas

Mental Health Hospitalizations

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Description

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


Calculation

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


Source

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


Years of Data

2011-2013


Additional Resources

City Wide Average

5.4

Census Tract 4144700 Average

2.2

Averages

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5.4 City-Wide
4.6 Queens
2.2 Tract

Census Tract 4144700

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Mental Health Hospitalization Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 2.2 8,904

Sex

Female 0.0 4,651
Male 7.3 4,252

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0 3,781
Black 0.0 1,479
Hispanic 0.0 1,572
White 0.0 1,226

Age

0-14 years 0.0 1,291
15-24 years 0.0 1,784
25-34 years 0.0 908
35-44 years 0.0 1,354
45-54 years 0.0 1,848
55-64 years 0.0 904
65-74 years 0.0 563
75+ years 0.0 246
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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.