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MEPS HC-036: MEPS 1996-2013 Pooled Linkage Variance Estimation File
Release date: November 2015

This file is provided for use with pooled data from the MEPS FY 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 public use files (HC-012, HC-020, HC-028, HC-038, HC-050, HC-060, HC-070, HC-079, HC-089, HC-097, HC105, HC-113, HC-121, HC-129, HC-138, HC-147, HC-155 and HC-163, respectively). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and in SAS transport format, this person-level file contains 1996-2013 combined variance stratum and PSU variables, along with the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2013 MEPS person-level public use files. There is one record for each of the 317,323 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996-2013 public use files.

Documentation PDF (192 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (38 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (15 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (5.3 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (8.5 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (1.3 MB) / EXE (1.2 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (2.5 MB) / EXE (1.4 MB)

Questionnaires — see Survey Questionnaires
*The PDF version of the codebook is recommended for printing; the HTML version is database driven and lets you navigate quickly to details on each variable.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.

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