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Used movement technique for: General wellness

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MOVUSWELL indicates whether the person used a therapeutic movement technique for general wellness or general disease prevention. Please see the Comparability and Universe Tabs for information on how the variable differs and is constructed over time.

For information about the full range of variables related to movement techniques, including definitions, see MOVALEXYR. For related variables and more information, please see TABDOM1, or use the search function or IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


Prior to 2012, sample adults who had seen a practitioner for a movement technique during the past 12 months and, in 2002, had used a movement technique for a specific health problem or condition were asked their reasons for using acupuncture.

Beginning in 2012, sample adults and sample children aged 4-17were instead asked to select three of sixteen therapies that were most important and only asked the series of questions related to treating health problems, symptoms, or conditions as well as reasons for and importance of use for these top three therapies. Persons who did not include movement techniques among their top three CAM therapies did not answer follow up questions for this therapy beginning in 2012 and are reported as responding "no".


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for movement technique during the past 12 months.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have reported having at least one top CAM therapy and using this therapy to treat a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2007, 2012