New York City Health Atlas

Total ER Visits

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Number of emergency room visits.


Total emergency room visits per 1,000 population.


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

Years of Data

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355.7 City-Wide

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ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 355.7 24,793,148


Female 399.6 12,992,763
Male 307.5 11,800,384


Asian/Pacific Islander 128.1 3,205,606
Black 483.1 5,635,770
Hispanic 345.3 7,117,028
White 138.6 8,198,740


0-14 years 318.1 4,432,550
15-24 years 269.2 3,451,377
25-34 years 277.6 4,281,903
35-44 years 313.7 3,482,038
45-54 years 435.2 3,329,632
55-64 years 489.3 2,751,495
65-74 years 505.1 1,656,906
75+ years 403.0 1,407,246
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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.