Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took vitamins or minerals in the past 2 weeks (MVIT2W), MVIT2WDREC reports if a doctor recommended the person take or use the medication. Those who answered "yes" to MVIT2WRX have been recoded to 3 "Doctor prescribed" in MVIT2WDREC. MVIT2WDREC is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
Related Variables about Vitamin or Mineral Use
For those who respond "yes" to MVIT2W, the following information is also collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the vitamin or mineral for (MVIT2WPROB),
- Whether the respondent obtained the vitamin or mineral via prescription (MVIT2WRX), and
- How often the respondent used the vitamin or mineral in the past 3 months (MVIT2WFREQ)
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 vitamins or minerals in past two weeks (MVIT2W).
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT