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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

For 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 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

Basic Needs Among People Who Use Opioids in New York City During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
A Health Department survey to assess the needs of people who use opioids was conducted in mid-2020, between the first and second COVID-19 pandemic waves. Respondents reported substantial loss of income, difficulty buying food, unstable housing and changes in housing status. Many respondents lacked resources necessary to follow recommended COVID-19 prevention measures.

How COVID-19 Affected Air Quality
During the 2020 New York COVID-19 shutdown (NY Pause), there was less traffic at bridges and tunnels, shorter travel times on major roadways, and fewer open small businesses, especially in leisure and hospitality. As a result, outdoor air quality improved. Understanding the air pollution impacts from NY Pause can help anticipate impacts from policies such as congestion pricing.

Health of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Living in New York City (PDF)
NYC is home to the largest urban population of people identifying as Natives, First Nations and Indigenous peoples of the Americas in the United States. Existing health, economic and other forms of inequities rooted in systemic racism have converged during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase risk of exposure, infection and death among Indigenous peoples.