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Health problem for which took medicine 1 in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken at least one medicine in the past two weeks, MED2WPROB1 indicates the main health problem that led the child to taking the first type of medication. Users interested in the main health problems associated with each medication the child was reported to have taken in the past 2 weeks should see MED2WPROB2, MED2WPROB3, MED2WPROB4, MED2WPROB5, MED2WPROB6, MED2WPROB7, and MED2WPROB8. MED2WPROB1 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 first reported medication used MED2W1, whether or not the doctor prescribed the first reported medication MED2WRX1, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the first reported medication MED2WDREC1, and the frequency with which the first reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ1.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who have taken a medication in the past two weeks.


  • 1981