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Used folk medicine because: Interesting to try

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For sample adults who had used folk medicine during the past 12 months (FOKYR), FOKUSINTER indicates whether they had used folk medicine because "you thought it would be interesting to try."

Other reasons for seeing a traditional healer (in 2007) or for using folk medicine (in 2002) that were recorded by the survey, and the associated IPUMS NHIS variables, are:

For information about the full range of variables related to use of traditional healers or folk medicine, including definitions, see FOKYR.


FOKUSINTER is only available in 2002.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for folk medicine during the past 12 months and have used folk medicine for a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2002