Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took other cold remedies in the past 2 weeks (MCOLD2W), MCOLD2WDREC reports if a doctor recommended the person take or use the medication. Those who answered "yes " to MCOLD2WRX have been recoded to 3 "Doctor prescribed" in MCOLD2WDREC. MCOLD2WDREC is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
Related Variables about Cold Medicine Use
For those who respond "yes" to MCOLD2W, the following information is also collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the cold medicine for (MCOLD2WPROB),
- Whether the respondent obtained the cold medicine via prescription (MCOLD2WRX), and
- How often the respondent used the cold medicine in the past 3 months (MCOLD2WFREQ)
For a complete list of the medicines asked about in the Medicine Use section, please see MALL2W.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who took other cold remedies in the past two weeks (MCOLD2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT