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Health problem for which took medicine 8 in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18 who have taken eight or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WPROB8 indicates the main health problem that led the child to taking the eighth type of medication.

MED2WPROB8 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 eighth reported medication used MED2W8, whether or not the doctor prescribed the eighth reported medication MED2WRX8, whether or not the doctor had recommended the use of the eighth reported medication MED2WDREC8, and the frequency with which the eighth reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ8.


This variable has no comparability issues.


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


  • 1981