New York City Community Health Survey, 2002 (ICPSR 27064)

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Bonnie Kerker, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Donna Eisenhower, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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The New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) is a telephone survey conducted annually by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The CHS provides robust data on the health of New Yorkers, including neighborhood, borough and citywide estimates on a broad range of chronic diseases and behavioral risk factors. Based upon the United States national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CHS is a cross-sectional survey that samples approximately 10,000 adults aged 18 and older from all five boroughs of New York City -- Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. A computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system is used to collect survey data, and interviews are conducted in a variety of languages. All data collected are self-report. Data are available at the level of 33 different neighborhoods, defined by ZIP code. The survey is conducted to inform health program decisions, to increase the understanding of the relationship between health behavior and health status, and to support health policy positions. Demographic variables include gender, age, marital status, employment status, race, income, and educational attainment.

Kerker, Bonnie, and Eisenhower, Donna. New York City Community Health Survey, 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-12-08.

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ZIP code aggregations called UHFs

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2002-05 -- 2002-07
2002-05 -- 2002-07

New York City households were sampled randomly using a list-assisted random-digit dialing sample frame. In households with more than one adult, one adult was randomly selected to be interviewed.

The 2002 CHS is a landline telephone survey of 9,674 randomly selected adults aged 18 or older living in private (non-institutional) households in New York City. Households were contacted using random-digit dialing sample and data was collected by interviewers using a questionnaire programmed into a computer-assisted telephone interviewing system. Surveys were conducted in English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Yiddish, Polish, Haitian Creole, Korean, and Russian. All data collected were self-reported.

individual, Interview data includes geographic location for 33 separate neighborhoods in New York City.
survey data

Response Rate (AAPOR #2): 21 percent. Overall Cooperation Rate (AAPOR #2): 64 percent.

Of the 103 questions on the survey, 75 were identical or very similar to those asked in either the BRFSS or the National Health Interview Survey


2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Kerker, Bonnie , and Donna Eisenhower. New York City Community Health Survey, 2002. ICPSR27064-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-05-24.

2016-12-07 Internal records were updated.

2010-05-24 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

In order to appropriately analyze the CHS data, weights were applied to each record. The weight FINALWT consisted of 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 were created by weighting each record up to the population of the UHF neighborhood, while taking into account the respondent's age, sex and race. The statistical package SUDAAN was used to obtain appropriate standard errors for point estimates.