For all persons, RXPRMEDSNO is a count of all prescribed medications purchased during the year (including initial purchases and refills). For more information on how MEPS collects information about prescription medications, please refer to our user note on Collection of Information about Prescription Medications.
RXPRMEDSNO is a 3-digit numeric variable.
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 1996-2016 : PERWEIGHT