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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

The Urban Heat Island Effect in New York City
In New York City and across the country, more people die from extreme heat than from all other natural disasters combined. To understand how to keep New Yorkers safe from extreme heat, we studied neighborhood factors that affect temperature and found that grass, shrubs and trees can play a major role.

Parental Incarceration and Well-being among Adolescents in New York City Public High Schools (PDF)
In 2017, one in five NYC public high school students reported past or current parental incarceration. Parental incarceration was more commonly reported among Black and Latinx students than their white peers. It was associated with poor mental health, experiencing unstable living situations, tobacco and drug use, and unhealthy behaviors among adolescents.

Food Insecurity and Access in New York City during the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 (PDF)
The COVID-19 outbreak negatively affected New Yorkers' ability to get food, both due to supply issues, such as fewer items in stores or stores with limited hours, and because of economic barriers, such as increased prices and less income. This report highlights the stories of NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents in East and Central Harlem.