Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults in 2007 who had taken two or more herbal supplements during the past 30 days (HERMOSUPNO) and had taken the second herbal supplement to treat or cure a specific health problem or condition (HER2TREAT), HER2PMED identifies those who had also received prescription medication for the condition for which they most used the second herbal supplement (HER2TCONMOST).
For persons who had received such medication (i.e., those with a "yes" response in HER2PMED), the complementary variable HER2PMEDTIM indicates whether they received such prescription medication before, at about the same time, or after they began taking the second herbal supplement.
For more information about the full range of variables related to natural herbs, including a definition of "natural herbs," see HERYR and HERMO. For more information on the about the use of other conventional medical treatments (or no conventional treatment) for the condition for which the first herbal supplement was used the most please see HER2NPMEDTI.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have taken two or more herbal supplements duirng the past 30 days and took the second herbal supplement to treat or cure 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