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Used relaxation technique for: General wellness

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RELUSWELL indicates whether the person had used a relaxation technique "for general wellness or general disease prevention."

For information about the full range of variables related to a relaxation rechnique, including definitions, see RELAXYR. For related variables and more information, please see TABDOM1, or use the search function or IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


Prior to 2012, only sample adults who had seen a practitioner for a relaxation rechnique during the past 12 months were asked their reasons for using a relaxation rechnique.

Beginning in 2012, sample adults and sample children were instead asked to select three of sixteen therapies that were most important and only asked a series of follow-up questions related to treating health problems, symptoms, or conditions as well as reasons for and importance of use about these top three therapies. Persons who did not include a relaxation rechnique among their top three CAM therapies did not answer follow up questions for this therapy beginning in 2012 and are reported as responding "no."


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have used a relaxation technique during the past 12 months.
  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have reported having at least one top CAM therapy and using this therapy to treat a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2007, 2012