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Doctor recommended medicine 7, taken in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken seven or medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WDREC7 indicates if a doctor recommended the seventh type of medication the child is reported to have taken in the previous two weeks. Those who answered "yes" to MED2WRX7 have been recoded to 3 ("Doctor prescribed") in MED2WDREC7.

MED2WDREC7 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
Respondents are also asked about the type of seventh reported medication used MED2W7, the main health problem for which the seventh reported medication was used MED2WPROB7, whether or not a doctor prescribed the seventh reported medication MED2WRX7, 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 have taken seven or more medications in the past two weeks.


  • 1981