The composite variable was categorized into 3 levels: none, 1, and 2 or more of the 13 selected chronic conditions.
The NHIS contains dichotomous (yes/no) information on use of 20 different CAM therapies: body-based therapies including chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, massage, acupuncture, and movement therapy; mind–body therapies including yoga, tai chi, qi gong, energy healing therapy, hypnosis, and biofeedback; alternative therapies including Ayurvedic medicine, chelation therapy, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy, naturopathy, and traditional healing; dietary supplements including vitamins, minerals, multivitamin or multimineral, and other nonvitamin or herbal therapies; and special diets.
Participants self-reported having ever been told by a physician they had the following conditions: hypertension 2 times or more, cancer (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis in the past 12 months), diabetes, hepatitis, coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, arthritis, depression, high cholesterol; and any of the following conditions in the past 12 months: asthma attack, weak or failing kidneys, or substance abuse (20).
In 2012, because of the CAM supplement being included in the NHIS, additional conditions were assessed that are on the DHHS list but not usually ascertained, including high cholesterol, depression, and substance abuse.
Because use is so widespread and the risk for supplements to interact with standard pharmaceutical treatments is high (23), it is important to describe all supplement use.The 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (20) is a cross-sectional household survey conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US noninstitutionalized, civilian population.The NHIS uses a complex sampling procedure to obtain a nationally representative sample (21).Ski or ride into May this season thanks to 320" of snowfall year-to-date. Lift Tickets will be discounted: Adult- , Young Adult/Senior - , Child/Super Senior - Lift Tickets and rentals are only available for purchase on-site, the day of your arrival.Sugar Bowl will finish the season operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 28 - 30 and again on May 5 - 7, with only the Village Portal lifts and services. Ski & Board School will only be offering private lessons for .