Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who have taken two or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WRX2 indicates if a doctor prescribed the second type of medication the child is reported to have taken in the previous two weeks.
MED2WRX2 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.
Persons are also asked about the type of second reported medication used MED2W2, the main health problem for which the second reported medication was used MED2WPROB2, whether or not a doctor recommended the second reported medication MED2WDREC2, and the frequency with which the second reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ2.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who have taken two or more medications in the past two weeks.
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT