Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and children in 2007 and 2012, FOKYERB reports whether the person had ever seen a Yerbero for health reasons. Those who answered affirmatively were asked whether they had seen a Yerbero in the past 12 months (FOKYERBYR).
Traditional medicine was one of many alternative health treatment modalities included in the Alternative Health Supplements.
Additional information about the use of traditional medicine was collected for respondents who reported using traditional medicine in the past 12 months, including variables on frequency and cost of use. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to explore these variables.
In 2007, sample children were added to the universe for this question. In 2007 only, the sample child universe was not restricted by if the sample child had ever seen a traditional healer (FOKEV). Because of this expanded universe, the number of negative responses for FOKYERB is much higher in 2007. Otherwise, there are no comparability issues.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17.
- 2007, 2012