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HER1PCTS
Took 1st herbal supplement to prevent: Other nerve damage, CTS

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Description

For sample adults in 2007 who had taken one or more herbal supplements during the past 30 days (HERMO) and had taken the first herbal supplement to prevent (but not to treat) a specific health problem or condition (HER1PREV), HER1PCTS indicates whether the person had used an herbal supplement to prevent other nerve damage, CTS.

Related Variables

Other nerve damage, CTS was one of 87 possible specific conditions that respondents could report preventing with herbal supplements.

 

The other such conditions are:

  • dementia, including Alzheimer's disease (HER1PDEMENT)
  • joint pain or stiffness/other joint condition (HER1PJNTPAIN)
  • memory loss or loss of other cognitive function (HER1PMEMLOS)
  • migraine or severe headache (HER1PMIG)
  • missing limbs (fingers, toes or digits), amputee (HER1PMLIMB)
  • circulation problems (other than in the legs) (HER1PNLCIRC)
  • other developmental problem (HER1PODD)
  • knee problems (not arthritis, not joint injury) (HER1POKNEE)
  • polio (myelitis), paralysis, para/quadriplegia (HER1PPOLIO)
  • substance abuse, other than alcohol or tobacco (HER1PSUBST)

Persons taking more than one herbal supplement during the past 30 days were also asked whether their second herbal supplement was used to prevent a specific problem or condition (HER2PREV) and, if so, what was that condition. Similarly, persons taking vitamin supplements during the past 30 days (VITMO) were asked whether those vitamin supplements were used to prevent a specific condition (see VIT1PREV and VIT2PREV).

HER1MOST reports the specific first herbal supplement (out of 45 possible herbs) that was taken most often by the respondent. Analysts interested in the prevention of other nerve damage, CTS by other herbal or vitamin supplements should see the related variables HER2PCTS, VIT1PCTS, and VIT2PCTS. The corresponding variables HER2MOST, VIT1MOST, and VIT2MOST indicate which herbal or vitamin supplement was taken.

Sample adults and sample children were also asked about their use of herbal supplements to treat (rather than to prevent) health problems or conditions (HER1TREAT and HER2TREAT). Researchers interested in the use of herbal supplements to treat other nerve damage, CTS should see HER1TCTS and HER2TCTS. For more information on the full range of variables related to the use of herbal supplements, see HERMO.

Comparability

HER1PCTS is only available for 2007.

Universe

  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have taken one or more herbal supplements during the past 30 days and took the first herbal supplement to prevent but not treat or cure a specific health problem or condition.

Availability

  • 2007

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to HER1PCTS for more information.