Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took laxatives in the past 2 weeks (MLAX2W), MLAX2WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the medication during the past 3 months. MLAX2WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MLAX2W, the following information is also collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the laxatives for (MLAX2WPROB),
- Whether the respondent obtained the laxatives via prescription (MLAX2WRX), and
- Whether a doctor recommended the use of laxatives (MLAX2WDREC)
For a complete list of the medicines asked about in the Medicine Use section, please see MALL2W.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who used laxatives in past two weeks (MLAX2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT