This file is provided for use with pooled or individual year data from the MEPS FY 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 public use files (HC-012, HC-020, HC-028, HC-038, HC-050, HC-060, HC-070, HC-079, HC-089, HC-097, HC-105, HC-113, HC-121, HC-129, HC-138 and HC-147 respectively). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and in SAS transport format, this person-level file contains the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2011 MEPS person-level public use files and a set of 128 half sample indicators enabling the user to perform a balanced repeated replication (BRR) to calculate standard errors. There is one record for each of the 278,203 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996-2011 public use files. The 1996-2011 combined variance stratum and PSU variables are released on HC-036.
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