Research Areas

New York City Community Health Survey

Summary

The New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) is a telephone survey conducted annually by the DOHMH, Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Epidemiology Services. CHS provides robust data on the health of New Yorkers, including both neighborhood and citywide estimates on a broad range of chronic diseases and behavioral risk factors. CHS is based upon the National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CHS is a cross-sectional survey that samples approximately 10,000 adults aged 18 and older from all five boroughs of New York City . Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. A computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system is used to collect survey data, and interviews are conducted in a variety of different languages. All data collected are self-report. The survey results are analyzed and disseminated in order to influence health program decisions, to increase the understanding of the relationship between health behavior and health status, and to support health policy positions. In the public use file age data has been collapsed to five age groups. For more information see the NYC Department of Health's CHS webpage here.

CHS Summary Reports, “Access to Health Care and Health Insurance in New York City (2007)” and “Health among Russian-Speaking Adults in New York City (2006 and 2007)”  Available here: Original Source:  http://nyc.gov/html/doh/html/survey/chsrpts.shtml

Community Health Atlas 2007

https://newcourseworks.columbia.edu/access/content/user/aj2358/NYCInventory/nyc_commhealth_atlas.pdf

CHS Public Use Datasets

2013

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing data (SAS + SUDAAN)

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2012

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing data (SAS + SUDAAN)

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2011

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2010

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2009

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2008

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2007

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2006

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2005

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2004

Questionnaire (PDF)

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Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2003

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2003 for Smoking Analyses

Questionnaire (PDF) - Fall 2003 Survey (PDF) [Note: 2003 full survey questionnaire available above]

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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2002

Questionnaire (PDF)

Codebook (PDF)

Dataset (SAS)

Call in program and sample code for analyzing the data (SAS+SUDAAN)

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Methodology

CHS Methodology can be found here.

Suggested Citation

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Community Health Survey [YEAR(S)]; public use dataset accessed on [DATE].

If you are have diffculty downloading the data on this page please contact Michael Weisner at mw2931@columbia.edu.