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PMALEVE
Took Aleve regularly

Description

For sample adults who took pain medication at least 3 times a week over the past 3 months (PMED, PMED3MO), PMALEVE identifies those who mentioned Aleve when asked, "Can you tell me the names of these medications?" Aleve was one of 12 common pain medications listed on a flash card handed to the respondent at the beginning of questioning about the regular use of pain medication.

Other 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)
  • PMOTHER (Took other pain medication regularly)

Comparability

This variable is only available in 2005.

Universe

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

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Availability

  • 2005
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