Community Health Survey
The New York City Community Health Survey is a cross-sectional telephone survey conducted annually by the Health Department. It surveys 9,000 to 10,000 non-institutionalized adults ages 18 and older. The survey has included adults with landline telephones since 2002. Starting in 2009, it has also included adults who can be reached by cellphone. Interviews are conducted in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
Child Health Data
The 2009 Child Community Health Survey and the 2015 Child Health, Emotional Wellness, and Development Survey were population-based telephone surveys conducted by the Health Department (with support from the Children’s Health Fund in 2009). For each survey, about 3,000 parents, guardians or other knowledgeable adults were interviewed about the health of one child in their household aged 12 or younger.
2009 Child Community Health Survey Methods Summary (PDF) (Link: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/episrv/cchs2009methods.pdf)
2015 Child Health, Emotional Wellness, and Development Survey (CHEWDS) Methods Summary (PDF) (Link: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/episrv/chewds2015methods.pdf)
New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
The New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES) is a community-based health survey modeled after a similar national survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Two NYC HANES surveys have been conducted — in 2004 and 2013-2014. The most recent survey was conducted in collaboration with the CUNY School of Public Health. Adults ages 20 and older living in NYC households were randomly selected to complete a survey and take a physical exam. Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers completed the survey in 2004, and over 1500 participated in 2013-2014.
NYC Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The NYC Youth Risk Behavior Survey is conducted through an ongoing collaboration between the Health Department, the NYC Department of Education and the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public high school students in grades 9 through 12 complete a self-administered, anonymous questionnaire. This survey is part of the CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. It has been conducted in odd-numbered years since 1997.