Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took other cold remedies in the past 2 weeks (MCOLD2W), MCOLD2WRX reports if the person got a prescription from a doctor for them to take or use the medication. MCOLD2WRX is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MCOLD2W, the following information is collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the other cold medicine for (MCOLD2WPROB),
- Whether a doctor recommended the use of the other cold medicine (MCOLD2WDREC), and
- How often the respondent used the other 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