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New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study

Alternate Titles(s): NYC HANES

UID: 10007

Author(s): Lorna Thorpe* * Corresponding Author

The NYC Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NYC HANES), modeled on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), is a population-based, cross-sectional study with data collected from physical examinations, clinical and laboratory tests, as well as face-to-face interviews and audio computer-assisted self-interviews (ACASI). It was first conducted in 2004 by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in 2004 and again in 2013-2014 by the City University of New York School of Public Health and NYC DOHMH jointly. Participants in both rounds of collection are non-institutionalized adults, 20 years or older. NYC HANES focuses on chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression.
2004 - Present
Geographic Coverage
New York (State) - New York City
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)
Aged (80 years and over)
Access Restrictions
Free to All
Access Instructions
The NYC HANES data is freely available on their website and consists of the following 6 datasets: SPfile (Study Participant File); CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) ; ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview); CIDI (Composite International Diagnostic Interview); EXAM; and LABS. The website provides information on the data release documentation, data structure, and analytic guidelines. Each data file (downloadable in SAS), is accompanied by a variable list, data documentation, and codebook. Information about SAS formats and SAS sample code is also available. For more information about this dataset, contact the NYC HANES manager Sharon Perlman for support in using the dataset, or if you are looking to collaborate.
Data Type
Dataset Format(s)
SAS, PDF, Microsoft Excel