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Type of medicine 7 took in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken seven or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2W7 indicates the seventh type of medicine the child has taken in the previous two weeks. The list of medicines: pain relievers, cough medicines, asthma or allergy medicines, medicines for topical steroids, other skin medicines, laxatives or stomach medicines, vitamins or minerals, tranquilizers or sedatives, antibiotics, or other types of medicines.

MED2W7 is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement. For more information and related variables about child medication intake, please see MED2W1.

Related Variables
Persons are also asked about the main health problem for which the seventh reported medication was used MED2WPROB7, whether or not the doctor had prescribed the seventh reported medication MED2WRX7, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the seventh reported medication MED2WDREC7, and the frequency with which the seventh reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ7.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who took seven or more types of medicine in the past two weeks.


  • 1981