VITYMULTVPIL is a variable with two columns and no implied decimal place.
00 = NIU
98 = 98+ pills per day
99 = Unknown
For sample adults in 1987 who had taken vitamin or mineral supplements (VITANY) and multiple vitamins (VITAMULTV) in the past 12 months, VITYMULTVPIL reports the number of multi-vitamin pills taken per day by the respondent.
In addition to asking about the number of pills taken per day, interviewers also asked how many months (VITAMULTVMO) and how many days per month (VITAMULTVDMO) the respondent had taken multi-vitamins.
Analysts interested in the number of multi-vitamin pills taken per day may wish to consult the following variables, which report parallel information for other vitamins/minerals (all only available for 1987):
- VITYVITAPILS Vitamin A
- VITYVITCPILS Vitamin C
- VITYVITEPILS Vitamin E
- VITYCALCPILS Calcium
For more information on the full range of variables related to vitamins and minerals, see VITANY.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who took vitamin/mineral supplements and multiple vitamins in the past 12 months.
- 1987 : SAMPWEIGHT