Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults age 18 and older and children age 4 and older in 2012, RELSPEV reports whether the person had ever used spiritual meditation. Spiritual meditation was defined to include Centering Prayer and Contemplative Meditation.
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 RELSPEV, 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