Patient Characteristics Survey (PCS): 2013 | Last Updated 7 Aug 2018

The number of persons described by survey year (2013) reported in OMH Region-specific totals (Region of Provider) and three demographic characteristics of the client served during the week of the survey: gender (Male, Female,Transgender Male, Transgender Female), age (below 5,5–12, 13–17, 18–20, 21–34, 35–44, 45–64, 65–74, 75 and above, and unknown age) and race (White only, Black/ African American Only, Multi-racial, Other and unknown race) and ethnicity (Non-Hispanic, Hispanic, and Unknown). Persons with Hispanic ethnicity are grouped as “Hispanic,” regardless of race or races reported.

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This dataset has the following 67 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Survey Yearsurvey_yearnumberDates for 2013 Patient Characteristic Survey are between 10/21/2013 and 10/27/2013.
Program Categoryprogram_categorytext‘Emergency’, ‘Inpatient’, ‘Outpatient’, ‘Residential’, or ‘Support’. Definitions available at
Region Servedregion_servedtext‘Central NY’, ‘Hudson River’, ‘Long Island’, ‘New York City’, ‘Unknown’, or ‘Western’. ‘Unknown’ is designated to maintain confidentiality. The following counties comprise the OMH region definitions: Central New York--Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Saint Lawrence; Hudson River--Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester; Long Island--Nassau, Suffolk; New York City--Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond; Western New York--Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Age Groupage_grouptext‘Child, ‘Adult’, or ‘Unknown’
Sexsextext‘Female’, ‘Male’, ‘Unknown’.
Transgendertransgendertext‘Yes, Transgender’, ‘No, Not Transgender’ or ‘Unknown’.
Sexual Orientationsexual_orientationtext‘Bisexual’, ‘Lesbian, Gay, or Homosexual’, ‘Straight or Heterosexual’, ‘Other’, or ‘Unknown’.
Hispanic Ethnicityhispanic_ethnicitytext‘Yes’, ‘No, Not Hispanic/Latino’, or ‘Unknown’.
Raceracetext‘Black Only’, ‘Multi‐Racial’, ‘Other’ (includes ‘American Indian/Alaska Native Only’, ‘Asian Only’, ‘Native Hawaii/Other Pacific Islander Only’, and ‘Other Race Only’), ‘White Only’ or ‘Unknown Race’.
Living Situationliving_situationtext‘Private Residence’, ‘Institutional Setting’, ‘Other Living Situation’, or ‘Unknown’. OMH definitions may be found at
Household Compositionhousehold_compositiontext‘Lives alone’, ‘Cohabitates with Others’, ‘Not Applicable’, or ‘Unknown’.
Primary Languageprimary_languagetext‘English’, ‘Spanish’, ’Indo-European’, ‘Asian and Pacific Island’, ‘Afro-Asiatic’ ‘All Other Languages’, or ‘Unknown’.
Veteran Statusveteran_statustext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Employment Statusemployment_statustext‘Employed’, ‘Non-paid work position (volunteer)’, ‘Unemployed, looking for work’, ‘Not In Labor Force: unemployed and not looking for work’, or ‘Unknown Employment Status’.
Number of Hours Worked Each Weekwork_hourstext‘1-14 Hours’, ‘15-34’, ‘35 Hours or More’, ‘Not Applicable’, or ‘Unknown Employment Hours’.
Educational Statuseducational_statustext‘No Formal Education’, ‘Pre-K to Fifth Grade’, ‘Middle School to High School’, College or Graduate Degree’, ‘Some College’, ‘Other’, or ‘Unknown’.
Special Educational Servicesspecial_educational_servicestext‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘NA’, ‘Unknown’.
Mental Illnessmental_illnesstext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Intellectual Disabilityintellectual_disabilitytext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Autism Spectrumautism_spectrumtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Other Developmental Disabilitiesother_developmental_disabilitiestext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Alcohol Related Disorderalcohol_related_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Drug Substance Related Disorderdrug_substance_related_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Mobility Impairment Disordermobility_impairment_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Hearing Visual Impairmenthearing_visual_impairmenttext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Hyperlipidemiahyperlipidemiatext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
High Blood Pressurehigh_blood_pressuretext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Diabetesdiabetestext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Obesityobesitytext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Heart Attackheart_attacktext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Strokestroketext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Other Cardiacother_cardiactext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Pulmonary/Asthmapulmonary_asthmatext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Alzheimer or Dementiaalzheimer_or_dementiatext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’
Kidney Diseasekidney_diseasetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Liver Diseaseliver_diseasetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Endocrine Conditionendocrine_conditiontext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Neurological Conditionneurological_conditiontext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Traumatic Brain Injurytraumatic_brain_injurytext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Joint Diseasejoint_diseasetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Cancercancertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
No Chronic Med. Conditionno_chronic_med_conditiontext‘Yes’ – Indicates individual DOES NOT have a chronic medical condition; ‘No’ – Indicates individual has at least one chronic medical condition; ‘Unknown’ – Indicates that it is not known whether individual has a chronic medical condition
Unknown Chronic Med. Conditionunknown_chronic_med_conditiontext‘Yes’ – Indicates that it is not known whether individual has a chronic medical condition; ‘No’ – Indicates individual has at least one chronic medical condition
Smokessmokestext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Receives Smoking Medicationreceives_smoking_medicationtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Receives Smoking Counselingreceives_smoking_counselingtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Serious Mental Illnessserious_mental_illnesstext‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
Principal Diagnosis Classprincipal_diagnosis_classtext‘Mental Illness’, ‘Mental Retardation/Dev. Disorder’, ‘Organic Mental Disorder’, ‘Physical Disorder’, ‘Substance‐related Disorder’, or ‘Unknown’.
Additional Diagnosis Classadditional_diagnosis_classtext‘Mental Illness’, ‘Mental Retardation/Dev. Disorder’, ‘Organic Mental Disorder’, ‘Physical Disorder’, ‘Substance‐related Disorder’, or ‘Unknown’.
SSI Cash Assistancessi_cash_assistancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
SSDI Cash Assistancessdi_cash_assistancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Veterans Disability Benefitsveterans_disability_benefitstext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Veterans Cash Assistanceveterans_cash_assistancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Public Assistance Cash Programpublic_assistance_cash_programtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Other Cash Benefitsother_cash_benefitstext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Medicaid and Medicare Insurancemedicaid_and_medicare_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
No Insuranceno_insurancetext‘Yes’ – Indicates individual DOES NOT have any health insurance; ‘No’ – Indicates individual has at least one type of health insurance; ‘Unknown’ – Indicates that it is not known whether individual has health insurance
Unknown Insurance Coverageunknown_insurance_coveragetext‘Yes’ – Indicates that it is not known whether individual has health insurance; ‘No’ – Indicates individual has at least one type of health insurance
Medicaid Insurancemedicaid_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Medicaid Managed Insurancemedicaid_managed_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘NA’, ‘Unknown’.
Medicare Insurancemedicare_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Private Insuranceprivate_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Child Health Plus Insurancechild_health_plus_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Family Health Plus Insurancefamily_health_plus_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Other Insuranceother_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Criminal Justice Statuscriminal_justice_statustext‘Adjudicated Juvenile Delinquent or Offender’, ‘Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) status, Mental Health Court, Court Diversion’, ‘Article 10-Sex Offender Management & Treatment (SOMTA)’, ‘County/City Jail, Court Detention or Police lockup, Prisoner (including CPL 730 and CL 508 referrals)’, ‘Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) 330.20’, ‘NYS Dept. of Correctional Services Prisoner’  ‘Other criminal justice status’, ‘Parolee (adults)’, ‘PINS (Person in Need of Supervision)’, ‘Probationer (adults)’, ‘None’, ‘Unknown whether or not client has a criminal justice or juvenile justice status’.
Three Digit Residential Zip Codethree_digit_residential_zip_codetextThree digit residential zip code. Three digit zip code 888 indicates Homeless and three digit zip code 999 indicates Unknown.