Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took tranquilizers and sedatives in the past 2 weeks (MTRAN2W), MTRAN2WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the medication during the past 3 months. MTRAN2WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MTRAN2W, the following information is also collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the tranquilizer or sedative for (MTRAN2WPROB),
- Whether the respondent obtained the tranquilizer or sedative via prescription (MTRAN2WRX), and
- Whether a doctor recommended the use of the tranquilizer or sedative (MTRAN2WDREC)
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 tranquilizers or sedatives in past two weeks (MTRAN2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT