The Child Community Health Survey (CCHS) was a population-based telephone survey conducted in 2009 by the Health Department's Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Epidemiology Services with support from the Children's Health Fund. CCHS provides robust data on the health of children aged 0 to 12 years in New York City, including citywide and borough estimates, on a broad range of topics from health care access to nutrition.
Methods: A parent, guardian or other knowlegeable adult (referred to as "parent," as 92% of respondents were either the child's mother or father) was interviewed about the health of one child aged 12 years or younger in the selected household for a sample of 3,002 children. Survey data are weighted to the NYC population of children aged 12 years and younger according to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey (PUMS - Public Use Microdata Sample). For more details on the surveys methodology, read the Child Health Survey Methods Summary [PDF].