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Took other pain medication regularly

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For sample adults who took pain medication at least 3 times a week over the past 3 months (PMED, PMED3MO), PMOTHER identifies those who, when asked, "Can you tell me the names of these medications?," mentioned a pain medication other than the 12 common pain medications listed on a flash card handed to the respondent.

Similar dichotomous variables covering use of specific pain medication regularly over the past 3 months are:

  • PMCELE (Took Celecoxib regularly)
  • PMEXCED (Took Excedrin regularly)
  • PMNAPROX (Took Naprosyn or Naproxen regularly)
  • PMVIOX (Took Vioxx regularly)


This variable is only available in 2005.


  • 2005: Sample adults age 18+ who have taken pain medication regularly for the past 3 months.


  • 2005