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Frequency used second other medicine, past 3 months

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For sample persons under age 18 who took at least two medicines 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 (MOMED22W), MOMED22WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the second medication during the past 3 months. MOMED22WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.

Related Variables about Second Other Medicine Use 

For those who respond "yes" to MOMED22W, the following information is also collected:

  • The main health problem the respondent used the second other medicine for (MOMED22WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the second other medicine via prescription (MOMED22WRX), and
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of the second other medicine (MOMED22WDREC)

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 took 2 or more other medicines in past two weeks (MOMED22W).


  • 1981