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Amount paid per visit to practitioner for herbal medicines (dollars)


HERPRACPAY is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults in 2007 who had seen a practitioner for herbal medicines during the past 12 months (HERPRACYR), HERPRACPAY reports the respondent's average out-of-pocket cost, in dollars, for each visit to a practitioner for herbal medicines.

Related Variables 

The 2002 and 2007 NHIS included supplements covering a range of alternative health practices (see ACUYR). For more information on the variables related to the use of herbs in those years, see HERMO and HERYR.

In addition to including HERPRACPAY, the 2007 survey includes 17 other variables that provide data on the average out-of-pocket cost per visit to a practitioner or for a class for a particular alternative health modality, as well as data on the cost of alternative health materials purchased by the respondent. See ACUPAID for the full list.


HERPRACPAY is only available for 2007.


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for herbal medicines during the past 12 months.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 4-17 who have seen a practitioner for herbal and non-vitamin supplements during the past 12 months.


  • 2007, 2012