Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults in 2002 and 2007, YTQTAIEV reports whether the person had ever practiced Tai chi. Those who answered affirmatively were asked whether they had practiced Tai chi in the past 12 months (YTQTAIYR). In 2007, information was also collected on the use of Tai chi by sample children in the past year.
YTQTAIEV is part of a series of variables from the 2002 and 2007 supplements on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In those years, respondents were asked about their use of yoga, Tai chi, or Qi gong and 15 other modalities of alternative medicine. For more information about the Alternative Health supplements, see ACUYR. For more information about the full range of variables related to yoga, Tai chi, and Qi gong, including definitions, see YTQYOGYR.
The question wording for YTQTAIEV changed slightly between 2002 and 2007.
In 2002, respondents were asked, "Have you ever practiced any of the following types of exercise for your own health or treatment? Please say yes or no to each one. ... Tai Chi."
In 2007, respondents were asked, "Have you ever practiced any of the following? Please say yes or no to each. ... Tai Chi."
- 2002; 2007: Sample adults age 18+.
- 2002, 2007
- 2002, 2007 : SAMPWEIGHT