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Health problem for which took medicine 7 in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken seven or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WPROB7 indicates the main health problem that led the child to taking the seventh type of medication.

MED2WPROB7 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 seventh reported medication used MED2W7, whether or not the doctor prescribed the seventh reported medication MED2WRX7, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the seventh reported medication MED2WDREC7, and the frequency with which the seventh reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ7.


This variable has no comparability issues.


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


  • 1981