New York City Health Atlas

Description

Number of deaths.


Calculation

Sum of deaths per 100,000 population.


Source

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Epiquery Mortality Data Module, 2009-2013.


Years of Data

2011-2013


Additional Resources

City Wide Average

594.6

3705 (Districts 203 & 206) Average

896.4

Averages

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594.6 City-Wide
640.5 Bronx
896.4 3705 (Districts 203 & 206)

3705 (Districts 203 & 206)

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Mortality Rate Total Deaths
All 896.4 4,416

Sex

Female 814.9 2,166
Male 991.9 2,250

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander 2040.3 77
Black 1040.3 1,569
Hispanic 703.0 2,165
White 2166.6 500

Cause

Heart Disease 220.7 1,087
Influenza 41.4 204
Malignant Neoplasms 214.2 1,055
Stroke & Hypertension 44.5 219
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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.