Codes and Frequencies
HER1TGYN indicates whether the person had used an herbal supplement to treat a gynecologic problem. Please see the Comparability and Universe tabs for more information on how this variable is constructed and changes over time.
Prior to 2012, in universe persons were asked about a series of specific health problems, symptoms, or conditions they may have treated with different complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Beginning in 2012, persons were instead 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 a first herbal supplement among their top three CAM therapies did not answer follow up questions for this therapy beginning in 2012 and are reported as responding "no". For more information on the construction of this variable for 2012-forward, please see TABDOM1.
Prior to 2012, this condition was only included for sample adults. However, beginning in 2012, sample children aged 4-17 could also report using a CAM therapy to treat gynecologic problems.
- 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 treat a specific health problem or condition.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have reported having at least one top CAM therapy and using this therapy to treat a specific health problem or condition.
- 2007, 2012