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Ever prayed for own health

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For sample adults in 2002 and 2007, PRASELFEV indicates whether the respondent had ever prayed specifically for the purpose of his or her own health. Those who answered affirmatively were asked whether they had prayed for their own health in the past 12 months (PRASELFYR).

PRASELFEV 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.


PRASELFEV is fully comparable for 2002 and 2007.


  • 2002; 2007: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2002, 2007