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Importance of use of first top CAM therapy in maintaining health and well-being

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For sample adults aged 18 and over and sample children aged 4-17 who reported using at least one top complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapy, IMPORT1 reports if the person thinks that using the first top CAM therapy was very important, somewhat important, slightly important, or not at all important in maintaining his or her health and well-being. IMPORT1 can be paired with CAMTHER1, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that was used to maintain his/her health and well-being.

For related variables and more information, please see TABDOM1, or use the search function or IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


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  • : Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have used the first of the top three CAM therapies.


  • 2012