Anxiety/Depression/Stress: ED & Inpatient Visit Rate by Geography & Socioeconomic Status

City of Rochester, New York (2014 - 2016)

These charts show that the rates of ED and inpatient visit related to anxiety, depression and stress are clearly correlated to socioeconomic status. In addition, in the lower SES groups (1-3), the urban rates are generally the highest. The rural areas have higher rates of ED visits than their suburban counterparts, but lower inpatient rates.


Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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