Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults age 18 and older and children age 4 and older who practiced Qi gong in the past 12 months, YTQIGMED reports whether the person did meditation as part of Qi gong.
Qi gong was one of many alternative health treatment modalities included in the Complementary and Alternative Health Supplements. If sample respondents indicated that they had practiced Qi gong in the past 12 months (YTQIGYR), in some years they were asked a series of follow-up questions.
Beginning in 2012, the Field Representative's Manual provided the following definition for Qi gong:
The Field Representative's Manual also provided the following definition for meditation:
Field representatives were advised to "feel free to offer [these definitions] even if the respondent has not requested [it]."
- 2012, 2017: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 4+ who have used Qi Gong in the past 12 months.
- 2012, 2017