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Frequency took medicine 3 during past 3 months

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken three or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WFREQ3 indicates the frequency with which the child took the third type of medication in the past three months.

MED2WFREQ3 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 type of third reported medication used MED2W3, the main health problem for which the third reported medication was used MED2WPROB3, whether or not the doctor prescribed the third reported medication MED2WRX3, and whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the third reported medication MED2WDREC3.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who have taken three or more medications in the past two weeks.


  • 1981