Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults in 2002 who had used energy healing therapy for their own health during the past 12 months (EHTYR) and had used energy healing therapy to treat at least one specific health problem or condition (EHTTREAT), EHTCON1 reports the first of the three most bothersome conditions treated with energy healing therapy.
The 2002 NHIS recognized 74 conditions (including an "other" category) that respondents could have treated with energy healing therapy. (See EHTTREAT for the full list.) To obtain responses to EHTCON1, the interviewer first asked, "For what health problems or conditions did you use energy healing therapy?" 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 EHTCON1, EHTCON2, and EHTCON3.
Respondents were also asked how much energy healing therapy had helped the three conditions reported to be most bothersome. The following variables report the degree of help from energy healing therapy for each of the three most bothersome conditions: EHTCON1HELP, EHTCON2HELP, and EHTCON3HELP.
Variables similar to EHTCON1, which report the first of the three most bothersome conditions treated by other modalities of alternative medicine, include:
- Acupuncture (ACUCON1)
- Ayurveda (AYUCON1)
- Biofeedback (BIOCON1)
- Chelation (CHECON1)
- Chiropractic care (COMCON1)
- Special diet (DITCON1)
- Folk medicine (FOKCON1)
- Natural herbs (HERYCON1)
- Homeopathic treatment (HOMCON1)
- Massage (MASCON1)
- Naturopathy (NATCON1)
- Healing ritual/sacrament (PRACON1)
- Relaxation techniques (RELCON1)
- High dose or megavitamin therapy (VITYCON1)
- Yoga, Tai chi, or Qi gong (YTQCON1)
For more information on the full range of variables related to energy healing therapy, see EHTYR.
- 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for energy healing therapy during the past 12 months and have used energy healing therapy to treat at least one specific health problem or condition.
- 2002 : SAMPWEIGHT