Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
Main health problem used vitamins and minerals for

Codes and Frequencies

Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes


For sample persons under age 18 who took vitamins or minerals in the past 2 weeks (MVIT2W), MVIT2WPROB reports the main health problem for which the person took or used the medication. MVIT2WPROB 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:

  • Whether the respondent obtained the vitamin or mineral via prescription (MVIT2WRX),
  • Whether a doctor recommended the use of a vitamin or mineral (MVIT2WDREC), 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.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who took vitamins or minerals in past two weeks (MVIT2W).


  • 1981