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Second condition for which ayurveda was used

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For sample adults in 2002 who had used ayurveda for their own health during the past 12 months (AYUYR) and had used ayurveda to treat at least one specific health problem or condition (AYUTREAT), AYUCON2 reports the second of the three most bothersome conditions treated with ayurveda.

The 2002 NHIS recognized 74 conditions (including an "other" category) that respondents could have treated with ayurveda. (See AYUTREAT for the full list.) To obtain responses to AYUCON2, the interviewer first asked, "For what health problems or conditions did you use ayurveda?" After recording all answers, the interviewer displayed the list of conditions reported by the respondent and asked, "Which three of these are the most bothersome?" These three conditions are reported in AYUCON1, AYUCON2, and AYUCON3.

Respondents were also asked how much ayurveda had helped the three conditions reported to be most bothersome. The following variables report the degree of help from ayurveda for each of the three most bothersome conditions: AYUCON1HELP, AYUCON2HELP, and AYUCON3HELP.


AYUCON2 is only available for 2002.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for ayurveda during the past 12 motnhs and have used ayurveda to treat at least one specific health problem or condition.


  • 2002