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 over time, 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.
NYC Vital Signs: Psychological and Physical Intimate Partner Violence among Adults — New York City (PDF)
A pandemic such as COVID-19 presents many challenges. These challenges are exacerbated for New Yorkers who are confined to homes where intimate partner violence (IPV) already existed or where COVID-19 ignites it. In this report, survey data that estimate the burden of psychological and physical IPV among adults in NYC help us to better understand what groups may be at greatest risk. The data also describes other health behaviors and conditions reported by adults who have experienced these forms of IPV. The report includes recommendations for New Yorkers, health care providers and community leaders.
NYC Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Detection: Timely Screening Among New Yorkers Ages 50 and Older (PDF)
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in New York City. Starting in 2020, the NYC Health Department recommends health care providers consider screening starting at age 45 for people at average risk. This report presents data on trends in colorectal cancer and timely screening (colonoscopy within the past 10 years, or a stool-based test within the past year), including associations with health care access, education and behavioral risk factors. It includes recommendations on screening and prevention.
Epi Data Brief: Gender Attribution and Mental Health Disparities among New York City Public High School Students, 2017 (PDF)
This report summarizes data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey on the mental health of NYC public high school students by levels of conformity to gender norms. Students whose gender presentation (masculine/feminine) was less aligned with their reported sex (male/female) were at higher risk of experiencing adverse mental health symptoms.