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Amount paid for self-help book or other materials to learn about special diets

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For sample adults and sample children between the ages of 4 and 17 in 2012, DITBOOKP reports the amount paid for self-help books or other materials used to learn about special diets.

DITBOOKP is part of a series of variables from the 2012 supplements on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In that year, respondents were asked about their use of special diets and other modalities of alternative medicine.

Related Variables
Additional information about the use of special diets was collected for respondents who reported using special diets in the past 12 months, including variables on frequency and cost of use. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to explore these variables.


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  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have bought self-help materials for special diet in the past 12 months.


  • 2012