Datasets & Related Documentation

The NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES), modeled on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey , is a population-based, cross-sectional study with data collected from a physical examination, clinical and laboratory tests, as well as a face-to-face interview and an audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI). The first NYC HANES (NYC HANES 2004) was conducted between June 2 and December 19, 2004, with support from the National Center for Health Statistics. The survey used a probability sample of non-institutionalized adult New York City residents (ages 20 years or older) to provide representative citywide estimates. The survey was designed using a three-stage cluster sampling plan. Of the 4,026 households randomly selected for the survey, eligibility screening questionnaires were completed for 3,388 households and 3,047 study participants were identified. Of those identified, 1,999 individuals participated in the survey, yielding a response rate of 55%. Additional details on the survey methodology are available @ NYC HANES Methodology (PDF).

Using the Data

Data and Data Documentation


CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal Interview)

ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview)

CIDI (Composite International Diagnostic Interview)



SAS Formats and Previously Used Recodes

Sample SAS Code

Datasets for Control Totals used in above programs and referenced in Analytic Guidelines

Questions or Comments? Email us at