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Used first other medicine in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18, MOMED12W reports if the person took or used any pills, ointments, or other types of medicines during the past 2 weeks other than pain relievers (MPAIN2W), cough medicines (MCOF2W, other cold medicines or remedies (MCOLD2W), asthma or allergy medicines (MALL2W), topical steroids (MSTER2W), other skin ointments or slaves (MOINT2W), laxatives (MLAX2W), vitamins or minerals (MVIT2W), tranquilizers or sedatives (MTRAN2W), and antibiotics (MANTI2W). MOMED12W reports the first medication of three mentioned other medications (MOMED22W, MOMED32W).

MOMED12W is part of the 1981 Child Health Supplement. For more information and related variables about child medication intake, please see MALL2W.

Related Variables about First Other Medicine Use 

  • The main health problem the respondent used the first other medicine for (MOMED12WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the first other medicine via prescription (MOMED12WRX),
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of the first other medicine (MOMED12WDREC), and
  • How often the respondent used the first other medicine in the past 3 months (MOMED12WFREQ)


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1981