Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and children in 2012 whose have seen a practitioner for massage in the past 12 months, MASBOOK reports whether they bought a self-help book or other materials such as a DVD, CD, or video to learn about massage. For sample children, MASBOOK reports whether a family member bought a self-help book or other materials to learn about the sample child's use of massage.
Massage was one of many alternative health treatment modalities included in the Alternative Health Supplements.
The 2012 Field Representative's Manual defines massage as:
Field representatives were advised to "feel free to offer [this definition] even if the respondent has not requested [it]."
Additional information about the use of massage was collected for respondents who reported using massage in the past 12 months, including variables on frequency and cost of use. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to explore these variables.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have seen a practitioner for massage in the past 12 months.
- 2012 : SUPP4WT