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Health problem for which took medicine 6 in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken six or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WPROB6 indicates the main health problem that led the child to taking the sixth type of medication.

MED2WPROB6 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 sixth reported medication used MED2W6, whether or not the doctor prescribed the sixth reported medication MED2WRX6, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the sixth reported medication MED2WDREC6, and the frequency with which the sixth reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ6.


This variable has no comparability issues.


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


  • 1981