Assault-Driven Emergency Department Visit Rate by Race/Ethnicity, Geography and Socioeconomic Status

New York Finger Lakes Region

Beyond the place-based disparity seen above, there are also differences based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Regardless of location or SES, African-Americans have the highest rates ED visits caused by assault. While Latinos have very high rates in urban and SES 1 areas, their rate in other areas is much closer to the white rate.


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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