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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City Wide Average


Queens Average



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355.7 City-Wide
254.7 Queens


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ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 254.7 6,764,406


Female 291.5 3,485,388
Male 215.6 3,279,018


Asian/Pacific Islander 117.2 1,587,224
Black 311.8 1,189,050
Hispanic 262.7 1,873,744
White 126.7 1,834,162


0-14 years 261.8 1,155,634
15-24 years 192.5 881,343
25-34 years 217.8 1,100,476
35-44 years 223.6 981,284
45-54 years 284.6 972,150
55-64 years 326.6 792,087
65-74 years 321.5 469,228
75+ years 255.7 412,203
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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.