The City University of New York School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are the lead institutions conducting the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Participants in NYC HANES answered questions about their health, took a brief physical exam, and provided blood, urine, and saliva samples. Participants who requested the lab tests results for their biological samples were encouraged to share that information with their health care providers.
Data collection for NYC HANES ended on June 19, 2014, and the data are currently being analyzed. Participants' responses to survey questions and participants' laboratory results will be pooled to create a public-use data set. Researchers will have the opportunity to use the data to answer their own questions about public health, and may also collaborate with CUNY and DOHMH on issues of urban public health. Additional research opportunities will be available using the sample repositories.