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Frequency used pain relievers, past 3 months

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For sample persons under age 18 who took pain relievers in the past 2 weeks (MPAIN2W), MPAIN2WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the medication during the past 3 months. MPAIN2WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.

Related Variables about Pain Medicine Use 

For those who respond "yes" to MPAIN2W, the following information is also collected:

  • The main health problem the respondent used the pain medicine for (MPAIN2WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the pain medicine via prescription (MPAIN2WRX), and
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of pain medicine (MPAIN2WDREC)

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 pain relievers in past two weeks (MPAIN2W).


  • 1981