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Used other cold remedies in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18, MCOLD2W reports if the person took or used any other medications or remedies for cold during the past 2 weeks.

MCOLD2W is part of the 1981 Child Health Supplement. For more information and related variables about child medication intake, please see MALL2W.

Related Variables about Cold Medicine Use 

  • The main health problem the respondent used the cold medicine for (MCOLD2WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the cold medicine via prescription (MCOLD2WRX),
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of the cold medicine (MCOLD2WDREC), and
  • How often the respondent used the cold medicine in the past 3 months (MCOLD2WFREQ)


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1981