Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults in 2002 who had used homeopathic treatment for their own health during the past 12 months (HOMYR) and had used homeopathic treatment to treat at least one specific health problem or condition (HOMTREAT), HOMCON2HELP reports the degree of help that the respondent received from using homeopathic treatment to treat the second of the three conditions considered most bothersome (HOMCON2).
The 2002 NHIS recognized 74 conditions (including an "other" category) that respondents could have treated with homeopathic treatment. (See HOMTREAT for the full list.) To obtain responses to HOMCON1, HOMCON2, and HOMCON3, the interviewer first asked, "For what health problems or conditions did you use homeopathic treatment?" After recording all answers, the interviewer displayed the list of conditions reported by the respondent and asked, "Which three of these are the most bothersome?"
Respondents were then asked, "How much do you think homeopathic treatment helped your (display for each condition)? Would you say a great deal, some, only a little, or not at all?" Responses to this question are reported in HOMCON1HELP, HOMCON2HELP, and HOMCON3HELP.
Variables similar to HOMCON2HELP, which report the degree of help provided by other modalities of alternative medicine for the second of the three most bothersome conditions, include:
- Acupuncture (ACUCON2HELP)
- Ayurveda (AYUCON2HELP)
- Biofeedback (BIOCON2HELP)
- Chelation (CHECON2HELP)
- Chiropractic care (COMCON2HELP)
- Special diet (DITCON2HELP)
- Energy healing therapy (EHTCON2HELP)
- Folk medicine (FOKCON2HELP)
- Natural herbs (HERYCON2HELP)
- Massage (MASCON2HELP)
- Naturopathy (NATCON2HELP)
- Healing ritual/sacrament (PRACON2HELP)
- Relaxation techniques (RELCON2HELP)
- High dose or megavitamin therapy (VITYCON2HELP)
- Yoga, Tai chi, or Qi gong (YTQCON2HELP)
For more information on the full range of variables related to homeopathic treatment, see HOMYR.
- 2002: Sample adults age 18+ who have used homeopathic treatment during the past 12 months and have used homeopathic treatment for a specific health problem or condition and the health problem or condition specified was listed second as one of the three most bothersome health problems or conditions.
- 2002 : SAMPWEIGHT