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How much first top CAM therapy helped most important health problem for which it was used.

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For sample adults aged 18 and over and sample children aged 4-17 who reported using at least one top complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapy and use the first CAM therapy to treat specific health conditions, CON1HELP1 reports how much the first top CAM therapy helped the most important health condition for which it was used for. CON1HELP1 can be paired with CAMTHER1, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that to treat the most important health condition.

For related variables and more information, please see TABDOM1, or use the search function or IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


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  • : Sample adults age 18+ and children aged 4-17 who have used the first of the top three CAM therapies and used therapy/saw practitioner of therapy for a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2012