Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18 who took vitamins or minerals in the past 2 weeks (MVIT2W), MVIT2WRX reports if the person got a prescription from a doctor for them to take or use the medication. MVIT2WRX is part of the "Medicine Use" section of the 1981 Child Health Supplement.
For those who respond "yes" to MVIT2W, the following information is collected:
- The main health problem the respondent used the vitamin or mineral for (MVIT2WPROB),
- 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.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18 who took vitamins or minerals in past two weeks (MVIT2W) .
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT