Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
Type of medicine 8 took in past 2 weeks

Codes and Frequencies

Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes


For sample persons under age 18 who have taken eight or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2W8 indicates the eighth type of medicine the child has taken in the previous two weeks. The list of medicines includes: 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.

MED2W8 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 eighth reported medication was used MED2WPROB8, whether or not the doctor had prescribed the eighth reported medication MED2WRX8, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the eighth reported medication MED2WDREC8, and the frequency with which the eighth reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ8.


This variable has no comparability issues.


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


  • 1981