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.
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
Documentation for years 2002-2008
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