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Took multi-vitamin, past 12 months: Type of multi-vitamin

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For sample adults in 1987 who had taken vitamin or mineral supplements (VITANY) and multiple vitamins (VITAMULTV) in the past 12 months, VITYMULTVTYP reports the type of multiple vitamin taken most often by the respondent in the past year.

To collect this information, interviewers asked, "What is the brand name of the multiple vitamins?"


The 1987 Field Representative's Manual offered these instructions to interviewers:

Record the brand name in 2b as given by the respondent. Do not ask for the container but accept it if the person volunteers to get it.

If more than one brand is mentioned in 2b, use the printed probe to determine which brand the person took most often during the past 12 months. Enter only one brand name.

If the brand name does not contain the word "thera," "stress" or "one-a-day," use the second probe to [determine] which type the brand is, and mark the first applicable type listed. For example, if the brand name is "Peoples Multiple Vitamins" and the response to the probe is "One-a-day Stress Tabs," mark the "Stress-tabs" box. Also ask this probe if the brand name is unknown.

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


VITYMULTVTYP is only available for 1987.


  • 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