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About NYC Health Data

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.

COVID-19 Data

NYC is using reports of emergency department visits related to influenza-like illness to make decisions about the City’s response to COVID-19. These data are available in the EpiQuery syndromic surveillance module.

For more data about COVID-19 in NYC, visit our COVID-19: Data webpage.

Interactive Tools

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Community Health Profiles
Learn about the social, economic and health conditions and outcomes of New Yorkers, neighborhood-by-neighborhood.

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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.

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Analyze and visualize NYC health data from surveys, disease reports and vital records by sex, race/ethnicity, age and other stratifications.

Popular Topics

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Birth Trends
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 over time, and how they vary based on maternal age, birthplace, race and ethnicity, education and other factors.

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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.

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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.

Recent Research and Reports

Health of Older Adults in New York City (PDF)
New Yorkers are living longer than ever, with a life expectancy of 81.2 years, 2.5 years longer than the national average. The number of older New Yorkers is projected to grow by over 41%, from 1,002,000 in 2010 to 1,410,000 by 2040. Read this report to learn about the health behaviors, health status and disparities among New York City residents ages 65 and older.

Physical Activity and Mental Health of New York City Public High School Students (PDF)
Regular physical activity and adequate sleep are essential for good physical and mental health and are also associated with better academic performance and school success. Check out this Epi Data Brief to learn more about the association of physical activity with mental health and adequate sleep among New York City public high school students.

Syringe Service Programs in New York City (PDF)
Syringe service programs provide a multitude of services, including: new, sterile drug use supplies; safer sex supplies; health education and promotion; drug overdose prevention and treatment; hepatitis screening, education and counseling; and health care coordination and referrals. This new Epi Data Brief describes syringe service program use and characteristics of program participants.