Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took pain relievers in the past 2 weeks (MPAIN2W), MPAIN2WRX reports if the person got a prescription from a doctor for them to take or use the medication. MPAIN2WRX 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 collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the pain medicine for (MPAIN2WPROB),
- Whether a doctor recommended the use of pain medicine (MPAIN2WDREC), and
- How often the respondent used the pain medicine in the past 3 months (MPAIN2WFREQ)
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 pain relievers in past two weeks (MPAIN2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT