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Used special diet for specific health problem

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DITTREAT indicates whether the person has used a special diet to treat a specific health problem or condition. Please see the Comparability and Universe tabs for more information on changes in this variable over time.


In universe persons were 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 a special diet among their top three CAM therapies did not answer follow-up questions for this therapy are reported as responding "no". There are no comparability issues.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who used at least one of these special diets for two weeks or more for health reasons during the past 12 months.
  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have used a special diet during the past 12 months.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have reported having at least one top CAM therapy.


  • 2002, 2007, 2012