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Main health problem used other skin ointments for

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For sample persons under age 18 who used skin ointments other than topical steroids in the past 2 weeks (MOINT2W), MOINT2WPROB reports the main health problem for which the person took or used the medication. MOINT2WPROB 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:

  • Whether the respondent obtained the skin ointment via prescription (MOINT2WRX),
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of a skin ointment (MOINT2WDREC), and
  • How often the respondent used the skin ointment in the past 3 months (MOINT2WFREQ)

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