Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took other cold remedies in the past 2 weeks (MCOLD2W), MCOLD2WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the medication during the past 3 months. MCOLD2WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
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
- Whether a doctor recommended the use of cold medicine (MCOLD2WDREC)
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