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Took Vioxx 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), PMVIOX identifies those who mentioned Vioxx when asked, "Can you tell me the names of these medications?" Vioxx 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)
  • PMOTHER (Took other pain medication 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