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Ever had healing ritual for own health

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For sample adults in 2002, PRARITEV indicates whether the respondent had ever had a healing ritual or sacrament performed for his/her own health. Those who answered affirmatively were asked whether they had had such a ritual or sacrament performed for their own health or treatment in the past 12 months (PRARITYR).

PRARITEV is part of a series of variables from the 2002 and 2007 supplements on Complementary and Alternative medicine. In those years, respondents were asked about their use of prayer/spiritual healing and 15 other modalities of alternative medicine. Information on sample children's use of prayer and spiritual healing was not collected in either year, although their use of the other modalities of alternative medicine was included in the 2007 survey. For more information about the Alternative Health supplements, see ACUYR. For more information about the full range of variables related to prayer/spiritual healing, including definitions, see PRARITYR.


PRARITEV is only available for 2002.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2002