Patient Characteristics Survey (PCS): 2019 | Last Updated 3 Jun 2021

The data are organized by OMH Region‐specific (Region of Provider), program type, and by the following demographic characteristics of the clients served during the week of the survey: sex (Male, Female, and Unknown), Transgender (No, Not Transgender; Yes, Transgender and Unknown), age (below 17 (Child), 18 and above(Adult) and unknown age) and race (White only, Black Only, Multi‐racial, Other and Unknown race) and ethnicity (Non‐Hispanic, Hispanic, Client Did Not Answer 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 76 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Survey Yearsurvey_yearnumberDates for 2019 Patient Characteristic Survey are between 10/21/2019 and 10/27/2019.
Program Categoryprogram_categorytext‘Emergency’, ‘Inpatient’, ‘Outpatient’, ‘Residential’, or ‘Support’. Go to to view OMH’s program category definitions.
Region Servedregion_servedtextRepresents region where client received service. Regions include ‘Central NY’, ‘Hudson River’, ‘Long Island’, ‘New York City’, ‘Western’. The following counties comprise the OMH regions: 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’, ‘Unknown’
Sexsextext‘Female’, ‘Male’, ‘Unknown’.
Transgendertransgendertext‘No, Not Transgender’, ‘Yes, Transgender’, ‘Client Did Not Answer’, or ‘Unknown’.
Sexual Orientationsexual_orientationtext‘Bisexual’, ‘Lesbian or Gay’, ‘Straight or Heterosexual’, ‘Other’, ‘Client Did Not Answer’, 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 Pac Islander Only, and Other Race Only), ‘White Only’ or ‘Unknown Race’.
Living Situationliving_situationtext‘Private Residence’, ‘Institutional Setting’, ’Other Living Situation’, or ‘Unknown’. Go to to view OMH’s residential program definitions
Household Compositionhousehold_compositiontext‘Lives Alone’, ’Cohabitates with Others’, ‘Not Applicable’, or ‘Unknown’.
Preferred Languagepreferred_languagetext‘English’, ‘Spanish’, ’Indo-European’, ‘Asian and Pacific Island’, ‘Afro-Asiatic’ ‘All Other Languages’, or ‘Unknown’.
Religious Preferencereligious_preferencetext‘I belong to a formal religious group’, ‘I do not have a formal religion, nor am I a spiritual person’, ‘I consider myself spiritual, but not religious’, or ‘Data not available’
Veteran Statusveteran_statustext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Employment Statusemployment_statustext‘Employed’, ‘Non-paid/Volunteer’, ‘Not In Labor Force: Unemployed and not looking for work’, ‘Unemployed, looking for work’, or ‘Unknown Employment Status’.
Number Of Hours Worked Each Weeknumber_of_hours_worked_eachtext‘01-14 Hours’, ‘15-34’, ‘35 Hours or More’, ‘Not Applicable’, or ‘Unknown Employment Hours’.
Education Statuseducation_statustext‘No Formal Education’, ‘Pre-K to Fifth Grade’, ‘Middle School to High School’, ‘Some College’, ‘College or Graduate Degree’, ‘Other’, or ‘Unknown’.
Special Education Servicesspecial_education_servicestext‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘Not Applicable’, ‘Unknown’.
Mental Illnessmental_illnesstext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Intellectual Disabilityintellectual_disabilitytext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Autism Spectrumautism_spectrumtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Other Developmental Disabilityother_developmental_disabilitytext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Alcohol Related Disorderalcohol_related_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Drug Substance Disorderdrug_substance_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Opioid Related Disorderopioid_related_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Mobility Impairment Disordermobility_impairment_disordertext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Hearing Impairmenthearing_impairmenttext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Visual Impairmentvisual_impairmenttext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Speech Impairmentspeech_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’.
Other Chronic Med Conditionother_chronic_med_conditiontext‘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_conditioncheckbox‘Yes’ – Indicates that it is not known whether individual has a chronic medical condition; ‘No’ – Indicates individual has at least one chronic medical condition
Cannabis Recreational Usecannabis_recreational_usetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Cannabis Medicinal Usecannabis_medicinal_usetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Smokessmokestext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Received Smoking Medicationreceived_smoking_medicationtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Received Smoking Counselingreceived_smoking_counselingtext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Serious Mental Illnessserious_mental_illnesstext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Alcohol 12m Servicealcohol_12m_servicetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Opioid 12m Serviceopioid_12m_servicetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Drug/Substance 12m Servicedrug_substance_12m_servicetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’.
Principal Diagnosis Classprincipal_diagnosis_classtext‘Mental Illness’, ‘Not MI- Developmental Disorders’, ‘Not MI- Organic Mental Disorder’, ‘Not MI- Other’, ‘Substance-related and Addictive Disorders’, or ‘Unknown’.
Additional Diagnosis Classadditional_diagnosis_classtext‘Mental Illness’, ‘Not MI- Developmental Disorders’, ‘Not MI- Organic Mental Disorder’, ‘Not MI- Other’, ‘Substance-related and Addictive Disorders’, ’No Additional Diagnosis’, 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_medicaretext‘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_coveragecheckbox‘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’, ‘Not Applicable’, ‘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’
Other Insuranceother_insurancetext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’
Criminal Justice Statuscriminal_justice_statustext‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Unknown’
Three Digit Residence Zip Codethree_digit_residence_zipnumberThree digit residential zip code. Three digit zip code 777 indicates the client lived other State in the United States or Other Country, Three digit zip code 888 indicates the client was homeless at the time of the survey, and three digit zip code 999 indicates the residential zip code is unknown.