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Used 2nd herbal supplement for: Improved mental ability

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For sample adults who had taken two or more herbal supplements in the past 30 days (HERMOSUPNO) and had taken the second supplement for different reasons than they had taken the first (HER2SAME1), HER2MENT indicates whether respondents had used a second herbal supplement to improve mental ability or memory.

Related Variables 

Other reasons for using a second herbal supplement that were recorded by the survey, and the associated IPUMS NHIS variables, are:

  • HER2DRUGCOST (Prescription or non-prescription drugs too expensive)
  • HER2PHYS (Improved physical performance)
  • HER2SEX (Improved sexual performance)
  • HER2TREAT (Treat a disease or health problem)
  • HER2PREV (Prevent a disease or health problem)
  • HER2SAME1 (Whether taken for same reasons as 1st herbal supplement taken)

Parallel information was recorded on sample adults' reasons for taking their first herbal supplement. (See, for example, HER1MENT.)

For information about the full range of variables related to natural herbs, including a definition of "natural herbs," see HERYR.


HER2MENT is only available for 2007.


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


  • 2007