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Frequency used other skin ointments, past 3 months

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For sample persons under age 18 who used skin ointments other than topical steroids in the past 2 weeks (MOINT2W), MOINT2WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the medication during the past 3 months. MOINT2WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.

Related Variables about Skin Ointment Use 

For those who respond "yes" to MOINT2W, the following information is also collected:

  • The main health problem the respondent used the skin ointment for (MOINT2WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the skin ointment via prescription (MOINT2WRX), and
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of the skin ointment (MOINT2WDREC)

For a complete list of the medicines asked about in the Medicine Use section, please see MALL2W.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who used other skin ointments in past two weeks (MOINT2W).


  • 1981