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Received surgery for most important condition treated by second top CAM therapy

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For sample adults aged 18 and over and sample children aged 4-17 who reported using at least two top complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and use the second CAM therapy to treat specific health conditions, SURG2 reports if the person received surgery for the most important health condition treated by the second top CAM therapy. SURG2 can be paired with CAMTHER2, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that to treat the most important health condition.

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  • : Sample adults age 18+ and children aged 4-17 who have used the second of the top three CAM therapies and used therapy/saw practitioner of therapy for a specific health problem or condition.


  • 2012