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Third condition for which homeopathic treatment was used

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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), HOMCON3 reports the third of the three most bothersome conditions treated with homeopathic treatment.

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 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?" These three conditions are reported in HOMCON1, HOMCON2, and HOMCON3.

Respondents were also asked how much homeopathic treatment had helped the three conditions reported to be most bothersome. The following variables report the degree of help from homeopathic treatment for each of the three most bothersome conditions: HOMCON1HELP, HOMCON2HELP, and HOMCON3HELP.

Related Variables 

Variables similar to HOMCON3, which report the third of the three most bothersome conditions treated by other modalities of alternative medicine, include:

  • Healing ritual/sacrament (PRACON3)
  • High dose or megavitamin therapy (VITYCON3)
  • Yoga, Tai chi, or Qi gong (YTQCON3)

For more information on the full range of variables related to homeopathic treatment, see HOMYR.


HOMCON3 is only available for 2002.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+ have used homeopathic treatment during the past 12 months and have used homeopathic treatment for a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2002