This question is only asked to respondents who reported keeping any medicines at home to the interviewer. Here the interviewer has to identify the name of the medicine and look it up in the list of medicines. In the list, the medicines are classified into 8 categories which correspond to certain diseases and health conditions. Use the responses to the questions Q6002, Q6011, Q6019, Q6027, Q6037, Q6044 questions to decide where to
focus on the Inventory of medicines and drugs section. This section is intended to record the medication/s in response to the question “Are you taking any medication for (condition reported in the earlier section)?”.
If the respondent reports taking medications for “Asthma” and “Angina”, for instance, then use only Asthma and Angina Medicine and drug list to code the shown drugs. If it happens that the medicine the respondent shows is not on these two lists (Asthma and Angina), don’t code this medicine under “Other”.
For each category, there are several classes of medicines that could be used in the treatment process. The interviewer has to enter the two digit code of the medicine (as indicated in the list) in column "a". If the medicine shown does not correspond to one of the eight specified categories, record the code under “other”.
For each medicine recorded, the interviewer has to ask the respondent if the medicine was prescribed by a medical professional or not. The answer should be appropriately recorded in column "b". The similar information has to be obtained for maximum of 3 medicines for each disease category. Information for the second and third medicines should be entered in columns "c", "d", "e", and "f" as appropriate. If the respondent presents four or more medicines for a given health condition, the interviewer should record the information for only the three most often used medicines for the given condition.
Use Appendix A.6 to prepare the country specific Medicine and drug list.