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Amount spent last time homeopathic medicine purchased (dollars)


HOMPAID is a 4-digit-numeric variable.

9996: Not in Universe
9997: Unknown-refused
9998: Unknown-not ascertained
9999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults in 2007 who have used homeopathic treatment during the past 12 months (HOMYR) and have bought homeopathic medicine (HOMNO and HOMTP), HOMPAID reports the amount paid the last time the respondent bought homeopathic medicine.

In addition to including HOMPAID, the 2007 survey includes 19 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. Analysts particularly interested in homeopathy may wish to consult HOMPRACPAY, which reports respondents' average out-of-pocket cost, in dollars, for each visit to a practitioner for homeopathic treatments.

For more information on the 2002 and 2007 Alternative Health supplements, including the full range of variables covered and definitions of terms, see ACUYR.


HOMPAID is only available for 2007.


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have used homeopathic treatment during the past 12 months and have bought homeopathic medicine.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 4-17 who have seen a practitioner for homeopathy during the past 12 months.


  • 2007, 2012