The Health Department provides interactive visualization tools, downloadable datasets and rigorous research on New Yorkers’ health. You can use these resources to support your own research, and to discover and share data-driven stories about your community’s health.
These data resources can be especially helpful for researchers, public health professionals, community-based organizations and members of the media.
Community Health Profiles
Learn about the social, economic and health conditions and outcomes of New Yorkers, neighborhood-by-neighborhood.
Environment and Health Data Portal
Explore over 200 NYC environmental health indicators in charts, maps and scatter plots. You can also find focused data stories and neighborhood reports.
Analyze and visualize NYC health data from surveys, disease reports and vital records by sex, race/ethnicity, age and other stratifications.
Infant mortality rates continue to drop to historic lows, but disparities among non-Hispanic black New Yorkers persist. Discover how birth rates and outcomes have changed and how they vary based on maternal age, birthplace, race and ethnicity, education and other factors.
Youth Risk Behaviors
Less than a quarter of NYC adolescents got sufficient sleep in 2017. Explore other trends across youth behaviors, including violence, physical activity, substance and tobacco use, sexually transmitted infections, mental health and nutrition.
Childhood Lead Exposure
All children found to be at risk for lead poisoning must be tested annually up to age 6. Explore lead exposure data, including the number of children younger than 6 who have elevated blood lead levels.
Prevalence of Hypertension, Awareness, Treatment, and Control in New York City (PDF)
Nearly a third of NYC adults have hypertension. Some of the differences in prevalence of hypertension and treatment and control of hypertension among racial and ethnic groups in NYC are striking. These differences reflect the influence of structural and interpersonal racism on the social and environmental conditions that impact health, not biological differences among groups.
Efforts to reduce air pollution should focus on neighborhoods with the worst health impacts.
New Yorkers living in high-poverty neighborhoods experience more air pollution-related health problems than New Yorkers in the most polluted neighborhoods. Higher poverty areas would get the most health benefits from efforts to reduce fine particulate matter. By focusing on improving air quality where its public health impacts are the greatest, we take one critical step toward environmental justice.
Unintentional Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths in New York City in 2021 (PDF)
In 2021, overdose death rates in NYC reached unprecedented levels, increasing 80% since 2019 and 25% since 2020. Structural racism and disinvestment in communities have led to an increase in racial, economic, age, and place-based disparities in overdose deaths, with the largest increases occurring among older New Yorkers, Black New Yorkers, residents of the Bronx, and residents of very high poverty neighborhoods.