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Amount paid for relaxation technique self-help materials (dollars)


RELBOOKPAY is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults in 2007 who had bought a self-help book or other materials to learn about a relaxation technique (RELBOOK), RELBOOKPAY reports the amount paid for those materials, in dollars.

In addition to including RELBOOKPAY, the 2007 survey includes 19 other variables that provide data on the average out-of-pocket cost per visit to a practitioner or for a class for a particular alternative health modality, as well as data on the cost of alternative health materials purchased by the respondent. See ACUPAID for the full list. Analysts particularly interested in relaxation techniques may wish to consult RELCLASSPAY, which reports the respondent's average out-of-pocket cost, in dollars, for each visit to a practitioner or to take a class for the relaxation technique he or she used most (RELMOST).

For more information on the 2002 and 2007 Alternative Health supplements, including the full range of variables covered and definitions of terms, see ACUYR.


RELBOOKPAY is only available for 2007.


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who bought relaxation technique self-help book or other materials.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and children 4-17 who bought relaxation technique self-help book or other materials.


  • 2007, 2012