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Saw practitioner for Pilates, past 12 months

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For sample adults in 2007 and 2012 who had ever seen a practitioner for Pilates (MOVPILAT) and for sample children in 2007 and 2012, MOVPILATYR reports whether the person had used Pilates in the past 12 months.

Movement techniques--including Pilates, Feldenkreis, Alexander Technique, 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 MOVPILATYR, 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 Pilates as:

a method of physical exercise used to strengthen and build control of muscles, especially those used for posture. Awareness of breathing and precise control of movements are integral components of Pilates. Special equipment, if available, is often used.

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 Pilates in the past 12 months. In all years, the Manual defines an "alternative provider or practitioner" as:

someone who is knowledgeable about a specific alternative health practice. This person provides care or gives advice about its use, and usually receives payment for his or her services.


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 Pilates (MOVPILAT). Because of this expanded universe, the number of negative responses for MOVPILATYR 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 pilates.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have ever seen a practitioner for pilates.


  • 2007, 2012