Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took vitamins or minerals in the past 2 weeks (MVIT2W), MVIT2WFREQ reports the frequency the person took or used the medication during the past 3 months. MVIT2WFREQ is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
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
- Whether a doctor recommended the use of the vitamin or mineral (MVIT2WDREC)
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