Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who have taken four or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WRX4 indicates if a doctor prescribed the fourth type of medication the child is reported to have taken in the previous two weeks.
MED2WRX4 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 fourth reported medication used MED2W4, the main health problem for which the fourth reported medication was used MED2WPROB4, whether or not a doctor recommended the fourth reported medication MED2WDREC4, and the frequency with which the fourth reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ4.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who have taken four or more medications in the past two weeks.
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT