Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took asthma or allergy medicines in the past 2 weeks (MALL2W), MALL2WDREC reports if a doctor recommended the person to take or use the medication. Those who answered "yes " to MALL2WRX have been recoded to 3 "Doctor prescribed" in MALL2WDREC. MALL2WDREC is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MALL2W, the following information is also collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the asthma or allergy medicine for (MALL2WPROB),
- Whether the respondent obtained the asthma or allergy medicine via prescription (MALL2WRX), and
- How often the respondent used the asthma or allergy medicine in the past 3 months (MALL2WFREQ)
For a complete list of the medicines asked about in the Medicine Use section, please see MALL2W.
- 1981: Sample person under age 18 who took asthma or allergy medicines in the past 2 weeks (MALL2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT