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Practiced meditation to restore overall health

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For sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who had used meditation in the past 12 months (RELMEDYR), RELMEDHLTH indicates whether they used meditation to restore their overall health.

RELMEDHLTH was one of twenty-five variables sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices in 2022. Please see THPYART to learn more about the Complementary and Integrative Health content section, including a complete list of CIH variables fielded in the 2022 NHIS.

Related Variables

Please see RELMEDYR to learn more about questions asked about meditation over time, including a list of related variables fielded in 2022.


This variable is completely comparable across time.


  • 2022: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 4-17 who used meditation in the past 12 months (RELMEDYR).


  • 2022