New York City Community Health Survey, 2010 (ICPSR 35013)

Principal Investigator(s): New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


The Community Health Survey (CHS) has been conducted annually by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since 2002. The CHS aims to collect data to form a better understanding of the health and risk behaviors of New Yorkers and to track key indicators over time. All data collected are self-reported. The CHS queried respondents on the following topics: general health status, mental health, health care access, body weight, cardiovascular health, diabetes, asthma, immunizations, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption, soda consumption and cancer screening. The survey gathered information about sexual identity, sexual behavior, contraception usage, sexual history, HIV, smoking habits, smoking cessation, where cigarettes and cessation aids were purchased, and second hand smoke. Additional information was collected on whether respondents were taking any medication to control their medical and mental health issues. Demographic variables include gender, age, marital status, employment status, race, poverty level, income, and education level.

Series: New York City Community Health Survey Series

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Study Description


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. New York City Community Health Survey, 2010. ICPSR35013-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-04-17.

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This study was funded by:

  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   alcohol consumption, community health, depression (psychology), diabetes, disease, exercise, health care, health insurance, HIV, homosexuality, hypertension, illness, influenza, mammography, mental health, nutrition, public health, sexual behavior, smoking, smoking cessation

Smallest Geographic Unit:   United Hospital Fund of New York (UHF) neighborhoods

Geographic Coverage:   New York (state), New York City, United States

Time Period:  

  • 2010

Date of Collection:  

  • 2010-03--2010-12

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Adults aged 18 years or older living in residential housing in New York City.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data for the NYC Community Heath Survey 2010 was collected by Abt-SRBI, a survey research company based in New York City.

For additional information on the survey, please visit the New York City Community Health Survey Website.


Sample:   The 2010 CHS used an overlapping sample design. Most interviews were of New York City adults randomly selected from residential households contacted using a RDD list-assisted landline telephone sample. Additional interviews came from RDD cellular telephone sample. Adults living in residential facilities (e.g., group housing, college dorms) were not included.

Weight:   The data contain a weight variable (WT11_DUAL) and a stratification variable (STRATA) that users may wish to use in analysis. The weight consists of an adjustment for the probability of selection (number of adults in each household / number of residential telephone lines), as well as a post-stratification weight. The post-stratification weights are created by weighting each record up to the population of the UHF neighborhood, while taking into account the respondent's age, gender and race. Starting in 2009, responses were also weighted to account for the distribution of the adult population comprising three telephone usage categories (landline only, landline and cell, cell only) using data from the 2008 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

Response Rates:   39.0 percent

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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Sexual behavior with all sexually active persons in denominator (incl those w incomplete info on sex with males or females
Sexual behavior with all sexually active persons in denominator (Including those with incomplete info on sex with males or females)


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