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HER1PREV
Took 1st herbal supplement to prevent specific health problem

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Description

For sample adults in 2007 who had taken one or more herbal supplements during the past 30 days (HERMOSUPNO), HER1PREV indicates whether the first herb was taken to prevent a specific disease or health problem.

HER1PREV is part of a series of variables dealing with herbal supplements, based on questions fielded in 2000, 2002, or 2007. For more information on the purpose of these inquiries, along with a list of all herbal supplements that respondents could report using and a discussion of related herbal supplement variables, see HERMO and HERYR.

Follow-Up Questions: Conditions Prevented

Sample adults who had used their first herbal supplement to prevent a specific disease or problem were also asked what that condition was. There are 87 variables indicating specific conditions that respondents used a first herbal supplement to prevent.

 

The specific conditions recorded are:

  • other nerve damage, including carpal tunnel syndrome (HER1PCTS)
  • 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)

The aforementioned variables indicating which conditions respondents prevented via a first herbal supplement provide a "yes" or "no" response for each condition.

For sample adults who took a second herbal supplement in the past 30 days to prevent a specific condition (HER2PREV), parallel information was collected on the conditions respondents tried to prevent with that second herbal supplement. (See, for example, HER2PADD.)

Other Related Variables

Analysts interested in the conditions that a first herbal supplement was used to prevent may wish to consult related summary variables, as well.

 

These include:

  • Condition for which 1st herbal supplement was taken to prevent most (HER1PMOST)
  • Condition count for 1st herbal supplement used to prevent a condition (HER1PCONNO)

Researchers may also be interested in the following related variables:

  • Took 1st vitamin supplement to prevent specific health problem (VIT1PREV
  • Took 2nd vitamin supplement to prevent specific health problem (VIT2PREV)
  • Took 1st herbal supplement to treat specific health problem (HER1TREAT)
  • Took 2nd herbal supplement to treat specific health problem (HER2TREAT)
  • Took 1st vitamin supplement to treat specific health problem (VIT1TREAT)
  • Took 2nd vitamin supplement to treat specific health problem (VIT2TREAT)
  • Took herbal supplements to treat specific health problem, past 12 months (HERYTREAT)
  • Took vitamins or minerals to treat specific health problem, past 12 months (VITYTREAT)

Comparability

HER1PREV is only available for 2007.

Universe

  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have taken one or more herbal supplements during the past 30 days.

Availability

  • 2007

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to HER1PREV for more information.