Child Health Data

Data on the health of children in New York City are available from the 2009 Child Community Health Survey (CCHS), the 2015 Child Health, Emotional Wellness, and Development Survey (CHEWDS) and the 2017 New York City KIDS Survey (NYC KIDS).

EpiQuery, an interactive system designed to guide users through basic data analyses, currently includes data from the 2009 and 2015 surveys. Data from the 2017 survey will be added later this year. You can request data by emailing EpiDataRequest@health.nyc.gov.

These surveys are population-based telephone surveys conducted by the Health Department (with support from the Children's Health Fund for CCHS). They provide robust data on the health of children aged 0 to 12 years (CCHS and CHEWDS) and 0 to 13 years (NYC KIDS) in New York City. They include citywide and borough estimates on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Physical health and health care access
  • Mental health
  • Social and emotional wellness
  • Health behaviors
  • School and child care enrollment and learning

Methods and Data Resources

In NYC KIDS, about 7,500 households with one or more children 0-13 years of age were interviewed. Respondents were parents, guardians or other family members who were sufficiently knowledgeable about the randomly selected child’s health. The 2017 survey data were weighted to the population of children ages 0-13 as per the 2010 Census data and the 2012-2016 American Community Survey.

In both CHEWDS and CCHS, a parent, guardian or other knowledgeable adult was interviewed about the health of one child aged 12 years or younger in the selected household for a sample of about 3,000 children. Survey data were weighted to the NYC population of children aged 12 years and younger according to the American Community Survey (2006-2008 data for the 2009 survey and 2011-2013 data for the 2015 survey).

You can request analytic SAS datasets for the CCHS, CHEWDS and NYC KIDS by emailing EpiDataRequest@health.nyc.gov. The NYC KIDS data will be added to EpiQuery in the future.

2017 New York City KIDS Survey

2015 Child Health, Emotional Wellness, and Development Survey

2009 Child Community Health Survey