Codes and Frequencies
PMED indicates whether sample adults took pain medication "regularly, that is, at least 3 times a week."
Questions about regular use of pain medications were part of the Diet and Nutrition section of the 2005 Cancer Control Module. Interviewers read the following text to respondents:
Respondents with an affirmative response in PMED were asked, "Have you taken any of these kinds of medications regularly in the past 3 months?" (PMED3MO).
Those who answered "yes" in PMED3MO were further asked, "Can you tell me the name of these medications?" Interviewers entered the names of all pain medications from the flashcard list selected by the respondent, and entered verbatim the volunteered names of any other pain medications mentioned. These answers were the basis of a series of dichotomous variables about the regular use, over the past 3 months, of 12 specific pain medications, plus a residual "other" category for any additional pain medications reported:
- PMADVIL (Took Advil regularly)
- PMALEVE (Took Aleve regularly)
- PMASPIRIN (Took aspirin regularly)
- PMBAYER (Too Bayer regularly)
- PMBUFFER (Took Bufferin regularly)
- PMCELE (Took Celecoxib regularly)
- PMEXCED (Took Excedrin regularly)
- PMIBUPRO (Took Ibuprofen regularly)
- PMOTRIN (Took Motrin regularly)
- PMNAPROX (Took Naprosyn or Naproxen regularly)
- PMNUPRIN (Took Nuprin regularly)
- PMVIOX (Took Vioxx regularly)
- PMOTHER (Took other pain medication regularly)
- 2005: Sample adults age 18+.
- 2005 : SAMPWEIGHT