The NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES), modeled on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, is a population-based, cross-sectional study with data collected from a physical examination and laboratory tests, as well as a face-to-face interview and an audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI).

The first NYC HANES (2004 NYC HANES) was conducted between June and December, 2004.

Data collection for the second NYC HANES occurred between August 2013 and June 2014. The survey used a probability sample of non-institutionalized adult New York City residents (ages 20 years or older) to provide representative citywide estimates. The survey was designed using a three-stage cluster household sampling plan. Of the 2,472 eligible households randomly selected for the 2013-2014 survey, eligibility screening questionnaires were completed for 1,827 households and 1,527 selected individuals participated in the survey, yielding an overall response rate of 36%. A detailed methodology paper has been published in the peer review literature [Thorpe et al PDF].

Below are resources for public health researchers to access and analyze the data, including datasets, codebooks, sample SAS code, and training materials.

The NYC Health Department has also placed NYC HANES data on Epiquery, a web-based, user-friendly system designed to provide access to health data at the click of the mouse, without needing to generate statistical analysis codes.

Data Resources

What you need to know to analyze the data

For general inquiries about NYC HANES:


Phone: 347-396-4171