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When got nonprescription meds for 2nd herbal supplement condition treated

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For sample adults in 2007 who had received over-the-counter medication (HER2NPMED) for the condition they used a second herbal supplement for the most (HER2TCONMOST), HER2NPMEDTI indicates whether they received such non-prescription medication before, at about the same time, or after they began using the second herbal supplement.

To collect this information, interviewers asked, "Did you receive any of these conventional medical treatments for [condition for which second herbal supplement was used the most]?" and entered all treatments reported by the respondent. For each treatment reported, interviewers asked whether such treatment was received before, at about the same time, or after beginning to take the second herbal supplement.

Related Variables 

Similar information was collected on the use of other conventional medical treatments, and the timing of those conventional treatments, in the following variables:

  • Received mental health counseling (HER2COUN)
  • Received prescription medications (HER2PMED)
  • Received physical therapy (HER2PT)

For sample adults in 2007 who took a first herbal supplement to treat a specific condition and also received over-the-counter medication to treat that condition (HER1NPMED), similar information was collected on the timing of that over-the-counter medication (HER1NPMEDTI) and the use and timing of other conventional medical treatments.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who received over-the-counter medications for the condition they used the second herbal supplement to treat or cure the most.


  • 2007