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.
Changing Birth Composition in New York City, 1990-2016 (PDF)
From 1990 to 2016, the number of annual births to NYC residents declined 16%, from 129,811 to 108,949. The decline in birth rates varied by age and race/ethnicity of the birthing parent. Exploring these demographic changes can aid in understanding health outcomes surrounding pregnancy.
The Urban Heat Island Effect in New York City
As the climate changes, NYC faces rising average temperatures and heat waves that place New Yorkers at risk. We found that grass, shrubs, and trees play a major role in affecting neighborhood temperature. Cooling blocks by just a few degrees can help offset the effects of climate change at the local level.
Addressing New York's Smoking Inequities (PDF)
The percentage of adult New Yorkers who smoke cigarettes has fallen from 22% in 2002 to 11% in 2020 due to community and public health efforts. However, this progress has not been experienced equally. Some New Yorkers continue to smoke at higher rates and receive tobacco treatment at lower rates. These disparities are unjust and should be addressed.