Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took at least one medicine other than pain relievers, cough medicines, other cold medicines or remedies, asthma or allergy medicines, topical steroids, other skin ointments or slaves, laxatives, vitamins or minerals, tranquilizers or sedatives, and antibiotics in the past 2 weeks (MOMED12W), MOMED12WPROB reports the main health problem for which the person took or used the first medication. MOMED12WPROB is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MOMED12W, the following information is also collected:
- 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)
For a complete list of the medicines asked about in the Medicine Use section, please see MALL2W.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who took other medicine in past two weeks (MOMED12W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT