New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study

Alternate Titles(s): NYC HANES
UID: 10007
Author(s): Lorna E. 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 with 1,999 respondents and again in 2013-2014 through a partnership with the City University of New York School of Public Health and NYC DOHMH yielding 1,524 respondents. Participants in both rounds of collection are non-institutionalized adults 20 years or older selected through three-stage cluster sampling. NYC HANES focuses on chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression.

NYC HANES data consists of the following 6 files: SPfile (Study Participant File); CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) ; ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview); CIDI (Composite International Diagnostic Interview); EXAM; and LABS. Each data file (downloadable in SAS), is accompanied by a variable list, data documentation, and codebook.

2004 - 2014
Geographic Coverage
New York (State) - New York City
Local Expert
Subject of Study
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)
Aged (80 years and over)


Free to All

NYC HANES data is freely available for download on the NYC Health website. Data and documentation may also be downloaded through the NYU Center for Innovation in Measuring Population Health (CIMPH) webpage for NYC HANES. To download an SAS file from the CIMPH page, right-click on the link name to save the file, then import the file into SAS or any statistical software package which can read SAS files. Supporting code (including SAS formatting) can also be found on the CIMPH page.

Sequencing data of the oral microbiome from 297 smokers who participated in the 2013-2014 NYC HANES can be downloaded from the Sequence Read Archive (SRA). Supporting code can be downloaded from Github (listed under "Other Resources").

Access via NYC HANES

Datasets and documentation

Access via CIMPH

Datasets and documentation

Access via SRA

16S rRNA gene sequencing of mouthwash specimens from smokers in the NYC HANES
Accession #: PRJNA484874

Associated Publications
Data Type
Study Type
Dataset Format(s)
SAS, PDF, Microsoft Excel
PubMed Search
View articles which use this dataset
Other Resources

R package for analyzing NYC HANES microbiome data (n = 297)

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