Codes and Frequencies
ACUTOTH1 indicates whether the person used acupuncture to treat a first other health problem not included in the survey. Please see the Comparability and Universe tabs for more information on how this variable is constructed and changes over time.
This variable recorded the first other health problem not listed in the survey. For the second other problem, please see ACUTOTH2. For variables that were included in the survey, see the Survey Text Tab or TCONMOST1.
Prior to 2012, in universe persons were asked about a series of specific health problems, symptoms, or conditions they may have treated with different complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Beginning in 2012, persons were instead asked to select three of sixteen therapies that were most important and only asked the series of questions related to treating health problems, symptoms, or conditions about these top three therapies. Persons who did not include acupuncture among their top three CAM therapies did not answer follow up questions for this therapy beginning in 2012 and are reported as responding "no". For more information on the construction of this variable for 2012-forward, please see TABDOM1.
Additionally, changes in the conditions included among response categories affect the comparability of this variable. See the Survey Text Tab for more information on the conditions included in each sample.
- 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for acupuncture during the past 12 months and have used acupuncture for a specific health problem or condition.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have seen a practitioner for acupuncture during the past 12 months and have used acupuncture for a specific health problem or condition.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have reported having at least one top CAM therapy and using this therapy to treat a specific health problem or condition.
- 2002, 2007, 2012