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Number of months took herbal supplements, past 12 months

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For sample adults in 2000 who had taken herbal or botanical supplements during the past 12 months (HERYR), HERYMONO reports answers to the question, "How many months of the past 12 did you take herbal supplements?" This question was part of the Diet and Nutrition section of the Sample Adult Cancer Topical Module for 2000.

Those with a response of 1 to 12 months in HERYMONO were asked the follow-up question, "During (the/those) month(s), about how many (days/days per month) did you take herbal supplements?" Responses to this question are contained in two complementary variables: HERYDAYTP (which indicates the time unit used in the respondent's answer) and HERYDAYNO (which indicates the number of units--i.e., days--reported by the respondent). The National Center for Health Statistics recoded the data in HERYDAYTP and HERYDAYNO into two new variables with consistent time units across respondents: HERYDPW (Number of days per week took herbal supplements during past 12 months) and HERYDPM (Number of days per month took herbal supplements during past 12 months).


HERYMONO is only available for 2000.


  • 2000: Sample adults age 18+ who took herbal supplements in past 12 months.


  • 2000