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Used vitamins and minerals in past 2 weeks

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For sample persons under age 18, MVIT2W reports if the person took or used any vitamins or minerals during the past 2 weeks.

MVIT2W is part of the 1981 Child Health Supplement. For more information and related variables about child medication intake, please see MALL2W.

Related Variables about Vitamin Use 

  • The main health problem the respondent used the vitamin for (MVIT2WPROB),
  • Whether the respondent obtained the vitamin via prescription (MVIT2WRX),
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of the vitamin (MVIT2WDREC), and
  • How often the respondent used the vitamin in the past 3 months (MVIT2WFREQ)


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1981