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Health problem for which took medicine 3 in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken three or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WPROB3 indicates the main health problem that led the child to taking the third type of medication.

MED2WPROB3 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, whether or not the doctor prescribed the third reported medication MED2WRX3, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the third reported medication MED2WDREC3, and the frequency with which the third reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ3.


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