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

New York Finger Lakes Region

The rates of ED and inpatient visits related to anxiety, depression and stress are clearly correlated to socioeconomic status. The other striking point from the left-hand chart is the much higher rate of ED visits among the low SES (1 and 2) Latino population. For both ED and inpatient visits, African-American rates tend to be a bit higher than the white or Latino rates at the same SES level, except for SES 1 (and SES 2 for ED visits).


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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