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), EHTCON3HELP reports the degree of help that the respondent received from using energy healing therapy to treat the third of the three conditions considered most bothersome (EHTCON3).
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, EHTCON2, and EHTCON3, 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?"
Respondents were then asked, "How much do you think energy healing therapy helped your (display for each condition)? Would you say a great deal, some, only a little, or not at all?" Responses to this question are reported in EHTCON1HELP, EHTCON2HELP, and EHTCON3HELP.
Variables similar to EHTCON3HELP, which report the degree of help provided by other modalities of alternative medicine for the third of the three most bothersome conditions, include:
- Acupuncture (ACUCON3HELP)
- Ayurveda (AYUCON3HELP)
- Biofeedback (BIOCON3HELP)
- Chelation (CHECON3HELP)
- Chiropractic care (COMCON3HELP)
- Special diet (DITCON3HELP)
- Folk medicine (FOKCON3HELP)
- Natural herbs (HERYCON3HELP)
- Homeopathic treatment (HOMCON3HELP)
- Massage (MASCON3HELP)
- Naturopathy (NATCON3HELP)
- Healing ritual/sacrament (PRACON3HELP)
- Relaxation techniques (RELCON3HELP)
- High dose or megavitamin therapy (VITYCON3HELP)
- Yoga, Tai chi, or Qi gong (YTQCON3HELP)
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 for a specific health problem or condition and the health problem or condition specified was listed third as one of the three most bothersome health problems or conditions.
- 2002 : SAMPWEIGHT