Data on the health of children in New York City are available from the 2009 Child Community Health Survey (CCHS), the 2015 Child Health, Emotional Wellness, and Development Survey (CHEWDS) and the 2017 and 2019 New York City KIDS Surveys (NYC KIDS).
EpiQuery, an interactive system designed to guide users through basic data analyses, currently includes data from the 2009 and 2015 surveys. You can request data by completing the EPI data request form.
These surveys are population-based telephone surveys conducted by the Health Department (with support from the Children's Health Fund for CCHS). They provide robust data on the health of children aged 0 to 12 years (CCHS and CHEWDS) and 0 to 13 years (2017 NYC KIDS) and 1 to 13 years (2019 NYC KIDS) in New York City. They include citywide and borough estimates on a broad range of topics, including:
In NYC KIDS, about 7,500 households with one or more children aged 13 years or younger (2017: children aged 0-13 years, 2019: children aged 1-13 years) were interviewed. Respondents were parents, guardians or other family members who were sufficiently knowledgeable about the randomly selected child’s health. The 2017 survey data were weighted to the population of children ages 0-13 as per the 2010 Census data and the 2012-2016 American Community Survey. The 2019 survey data were weighted to the population of children ages 1-13 as per the 2010 Census data and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey.
In both the Child Community Health Survey as well as the Child Health, Emotional Wellness and Development Survey, a parent, guardian or other knowledgeable adult was interviewed about the health of one child ages 12 years or younger in the selected household for a sample of about 3,000 children. Survey data were weighted to the NYC population of children ages 12 years and younger according to the American Community Survey (2006 to 2008 data for the 2009 survey and 2011 to 2013 data for the 2015 survey).
You can request analytic SAS datasets for the CCHS, CHEWDS and NYC KIDS by completing the EPI data request form. The NYC KIDS data will be added to EpiQuery in the future.
2019 New York City KIDS Survey
2017 New York City KIDS Survey
2015 Child Health, Emotional Wellness, and Development Survey
2009 Child Community Health Survey