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Used first CAM therapy for treating a specific health problem or condition

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For sample adults aged 18 and over and sample children aged 4-17 who reported using at least one top complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapy, TREAT1 reports if the person used the first of her/his top three therapies to treat any specific health problem(s). TREAT1 can be paired with CAMTHER1, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that was used to treat any specific health problem(s).

For related variables and more information, please see TABDOM1, or use the search function or IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who have used the first of the top three CAM therapies.


  • 2012