Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who used topical steroids in the past 2 weeks (MSTER2W), MSTER2WDREC reports if a doctor recommended the person take or use the medication. Those who answered "yes " to MSTER2WRX have been recoded to 3 "Doctor prescribed" in MSTER2WDREC. MSTER2WDREC is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MSTER2W, the following information is also collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the topical steroid for (MSTER2WPROB),
- Whether the respondent obtained the topical steroid via prescription (MSTER2WRX), and
- How often the respondent used the topical steroid in the past 3 months (MSTER2WFREQ)
For a complete list of the medicines asked about in the Medicine Use section, please see MALL2W.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who used topical steroids in past two weeks (MSTER2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT