Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
For young children with a fever or cough in the past 2 to 4 weeks, FEVGIVACET (ML13L) indicates whether the child was given acetaminophen. Other common names for acetaminophen include paracetamol and Panadol (trade name).
The following related variables contain medicines that overlap with this variable:
Child given ibuprofen or acetaminophen is listed as FEVGIVIBACET
Child given aspirin or paracetamol for fever/cough is listed as FEVGIVASPARA
A few samples ask separately about drugs taken for fever and drugs taken for cough. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable while preserving the separate responses in composite coding. A first digit of 1 indicates the child received the drug, and the second digit indicates the child's illness. A code of "11" indicates the child was given the drug for a fever, a code of "12" indicates the child was given the drug for a cough, a code of "13" indicates the child was given the drug for a fever or a cough, a code of "14" indicates the child was given the drug for both a fever and a cough, and a code of "15" indicates the child was given the drug for a fever or convulsions. See Comparability for more information.
Child respiratory illness, treatment Variables -- PERSON