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2nd vitamin supplement taken most

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For sample adults and sample children in 2007 who had taken two or more vitamin supplements during the past 30 days (VITMOSUPNO), VIT2MOST reports the second of two vitamin or mineral supplements that the respondent had taken most often.

Sample adults and respondents for sample children were shown the same list of 20 vitamins and minerals and asked, "Which two of these vitamin supplements did [you/(sample child's name)] take the most in the past 30 days?" Interviewers were given the instruction, "If respondent cannot choose two vitamins/minerals used most often, probe for the two most important for health." See VITMOCALC for the full list of vitamin and mineral supplements shown to sample adults and respondents for sample children.

Related Variables 

The herb identified in VIT2MOST is used to fill in question wording on many subsequent survey items. For example, VIT2WELL asks, "Did you use [fill: 2nd vitamin] for any of these reasons? ... For general health or wellness?"

Parallel information was recorded on the first of the two vitamin supplements that the respondent had taken most often. (See VIT1MOST.)

For more information on the full range of variables related to vitamin and mineral supplements, including definitions, see VITMO.


VIT2MOST is only available for 2007 and is fully comparable between sample adults and sample children.


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have taken two or more herbal supplements during the past 30 days.


  • 2007