Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults age 18 and older and children age 4 and older in 2012, RELMINDEV reports whether the person had ever used mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation was defined to include Vipassana, Zen Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
Relaxation techniques were one of many alternative health treatment modalities included in the Complementary and Alternative Health Supplements. If sample respondents gave a positive response to RELMINDEV, they were asked a series of follow-up questions.
The 2012 Field Representative's Manual provide the following definition:
Field representatives were advised to "feel free to offer [this definition] even if the respondent has not requested [it]."
- 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have ever used meditation, guided imagery, or progressive relaxation.
- 2012 : SUPP4WT