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Used/saw practitioner for first of top CAM therapies because: would help when combined with medical treatment

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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, USCOMBO1 reports if the person used the first CAM therapy because combining therapy and medical treatments would help with his/her health problems. USCOMBO1 can be paired with CAMTHER1, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that was combined with medical treatments.

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


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  • : Sample adults age 18+ and children aged 4-17 who have used the first of the top three CAM therapies and used some type of conventional treatment for a specific condition.


  • 2012