Codes and Frequencies
FOKTREAT indicates whether the person has used folk medicine 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 folk medicine 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 have seen a practitioner for folk medicine during the past 12 months.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have seen a traditional healer 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