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Used antibiotics in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18, MANTI2W reports if the person took or used any antibiotics (such as Penicillin, Tetracycline, Ampicillin and the like) during the past 2 weeks.

MANTI2W is part of the 1981 Child Health Supplement. For more information and related variables about child medication intake, please see MALL2W.

Related Variables about Antibiotic Use 

  • The main health problem the respondent used the antibiotic for (MANTI2WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the antibiotic via prescription (MANTI2WRX),
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of the antibiotic (MANTI2WDREC), and
  • How often the respondent used the antibiotic in the past 3 months (MANTI2WFREQ)


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1981