Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults in 2002 and 2007 who had used homeopathic treatment during the past 12 months (HOMYR), HOMPRAC indicates whether the respondent had ever seen a practitioner for homeopathic treatment.
Those who indicated that they had ever seen a practitioner for homeopathic treatment (i.e., a "Yes" response in HOMPRAC), were asked follow-up questions:
- Saw practitioner for homeopathic treatment, past 12 months (HOMPRACYR, 2002 and 2007)
- Number of times saw practitioner for homeopathic treatment (HOMPRACNO, 2007 only)
- Amount paid per visit to homeopathic practitioner (dollars) (HOMPRACPAY, 2007 only)
In general, however, the use of homeopathic treatments does not require seeing a practitioner. Many other forms of complementary and alternative medicine inquired about in the NHIS do require a practitioner (e.g., acupuncture, hypnosis, massage). Variables similar to HOMPRAC that indicate whether the respondent had ever seen a practitioner for a modality of alternative medicine (even though a practitioner is not essential for using that modality) include:
- Special diets (DITPRAC)
- Relaxation technique (RELPRAC)
- Herbal supplements (HERPRAC)
- High dose or megavitamin therapy (VITPRAC)
For more information on the full range of variables related to homeopathic treatment, including definitions, see HOMYR.
- 2002; 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have used homeopathic treatment during the past 12 months.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children between the ages of 4 and 17 who have used homeopathy in the last 12 months.
- 2002, 2007, 2012