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Used third of top three CAM therapies for: treating fourth other health problem

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For sample adults aged 18 and over who reported having at least three top alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and reported using their third CAM therapy to treat a specific health problem, symptom, or condition, TOTH43 reports if the person used the third of her/his top three therapies to treat a fourth other health problem. TOTH43 can paired with CAMTHER3, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that was used to treat this other health problem. See the comparability tab for a discussion of how other conditions are defined and classified.

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The condition for sample adults in TOTH43 comes from an "other-condition not elsewhere classified" response category in the sample adult alternative health supplement. Sample adults could report up to four other conditions treated by their third top CAM therapy: two conditions automatically filled from previous sections in the survey (TOTH13 and TOTH23), an "other-specify" condition (TOTH33), as well as "other-condition not elsewhere classified" (TOTH43).

Sample children could only provide a single other condition treated by their third CAM therapy, "other-specify", which is not included in TOTH43. The specific conditions that correspond to each of these other condition are not available. The sample child "other-specify" condition variable has been combined with the first automatically filled sample adult variable in the TOTH11, TOTH12, TOTH13 variables as they are the first, and only other condition reported for sample children, even though the description of this other information source more closely matches that of the sample adult variables TOTH31, TOTH32, TOTH33.


  • : Sample adults age 18+ who have used the third of the top three CAM therapies and used therapy/saw practitioner of therapy for specific health problem or condition.


  • 2012