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Used/saw practitioner for first of top CAM therapies because: it was part of upbringing

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For sample adults aged 18 and over who reported having at least one top complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapy and who used therapy for a specific health problem or condition, USUPBRNG1 reports if the respondent used the first of his or her top CAM therapies because it was part of his or her upbringing. USUPBRNG1 can be paired with CAMTHER1, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that was used for general wellness and disease prevention.

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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