Research Areas

New York City Community Health Survey


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:

Community Health Atlas 2007

Documentation for years 2002-2008

Columbia Source:

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CHS 2002

 2002_public use codebook.pdf

Community Health Survey 2002 Methods.doc

Survey 5-2002a.pdf


CHS 2003

2003 fall public use codebook.doc

2003 public use codebook.doc

Community Health Survey 2003 Methods.doc



CHS 2004

2004 public use codebook.doc

Community Health Survey 2004 Methods.doc



CHS 2005

2005 public use codebook.doc

Community Health Survey 2005 Methods.doc



CHS 2006

2006 public use codebook.doc

Community Health Survey 2006 Methods.doc



CHS 2007

2007 public use codebook.pdf

CHS 2007 Survey.pdf

Community Health Survey 2007 Methods.doc


CHS 2008

CHS 2008 Survey.pdf


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