Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and children between the ages of 4 and 17 in 2012 whose have seen a practitioner for herbs or other non-vitamin supplements in the past 12 months, HERBOOK reports whether the respondent (or a family member if the respondent was a child) bought a self-help book or other materials such as a DVD, CD, or video to learn about herbs or other non-vitamin supplements.
HERBOOK is part of a series of variables from the 2012 supplements on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In that year, respondents were asked about their use of herbs or other non-vitamin supplements and other modalities of alternative medicine. For more information about the Alternative Health supplements and the full range of variables related to herbs and other non-vitamin supplements, see HERYR.
Additional information about the use of herbs and non-vitamin supplements was collected for respondents who reported using herbs or other non-vitamin supplements in the past 12 months, including variables on frequency and cost of use. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to explore these variables.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have used herbs or other non-vitamin supplements in the past 12 months.
- 2012 : SUPP4WT