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Took herbs in past 12 months for: Hay fever

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For sample adults in 2002 who had used natural herbs for their health during the past 12 months (HERYR) and had used natural herbs to treat a specific health problem or condition (HERYTREAT), HERYHAY indicates whether the person had used natural herbs to treat hay fever.

Related Variables

Hay fever was one of 74 possible specific conditions that respondents could report treating with natural herbs in 2002.


The other such conditions are:

  • bowel problems and constipation (HERYBOWL)
  • other nerve damage, including carpal tunnel syndrome (HERYCTS)
  • joint pain or stiffness/other joint condition (HERYJNTPAIN)
  • migraine or severe headache (HERYMIG)
  • missing limbs (fingers, toes, digits), amputee (HERYMLIMB)
  • circulation problems (other than in the legs) (HERYNLCIRC)
  • other developmental problem (HERYODD)
  • other heart condition or disease (HERYOHART)
  • knee problems (not arthritis, not joint injury) (HERYOKNEE)
  • other lung or breathing problem (HERYOLUNG)
  • polio (myelitis), paralysis, para/quadriplegia (HERYPOLIO)
  • varicose veins, hemorrhoids (HERYVEIN)

Sample adults were also asked about their use of high dose or megavitamin therapy in the past year to treat specific conditions (VITYTREAT), including hay fever (VITYHAY).

For more information about the full range of variables related to the use of natural herbs in the past year, including the list of all the specific herbs recognized in the 2002 NHIS, see HERYR.


HERYHAY is only available for 2002.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have used natural herbs for their own health in the past 12 months and have used natural herbs to treat a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2002