Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
Health problem for which took medicine 5 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 five or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WPROB5 indicates the main health problem that led the child to taking the fifth type of medication.

MED2WPROB5 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 fifth reported medication used MED2W5, whether or not the doctor prescribed the fifth reported medication MED2WRX5, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the fifth reported medication MED2WDREC5, and the frequency with which the fifth reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ5.


This variable has no comparability issues.


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


  • 1981