Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and children in 2007 and 2012 who had ever seen a practitioner for Feldenkreis (MOVFELD), MOVFELDYR reports whether the person had used Feldenkreis in the past 12 months.
Movement techniques--including Feldenkreis, Alexander Technique, Pilates, and Trager Psychophysical Integration--were one of many alternative health treatment modalities included in the 2007 and 2012 Complementary and Alternative Health Supplements. If sample respondents gave a positive response to MOVFELDYR, they were asked a series of follow-up questions. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to learn more about these variables.
In all years, the Field Representative's Manual defines Feldenkreis as:
In all years, the field representatives were advised to "feel free to offer [this definition] even if the respondent has not requested [it]."
In all years, the survey question asked whether the person had seen "a practitioner or teacher" for Feldenkreis in the past 12 months. In all years, the Manual defines an "alternative provider or practitioner" as:
In 2007, sample children were added to the universe for this question. In 2007 only, the sample child universe was not restricted by if the sample child had ever seen a practitioner for Feldenkreis (MOVFELD). Because of this expanded universe, the number of negative responses for MOVFELDYR is much higher in 2007. Otherwise, there are no comparability issues.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have ever seen a practitioner for Feldenkreis.
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have ever seen a practitioner for Feldenkreis.
- 2007, 2012