Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who have taken five or more medicines in the past two weeks, MED2WRX5 indicates if a doctor prescribed the fifth type of medication the child is reported to have taken in the previous two weeks.
MED2WRX5 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 fifth reported medication used MED2W5, the main health problem for which the fifth reported medication was used MED2WPROB5, whether or not a doctor recommended the fifth reported medication MED2WDREC5, and the frequency with which the fifth reported medication was taken in the past three months MED2WFREQ5.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who have taken five or more medications in the past two weeks.
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT