Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and a SAS transport dataset, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States for calendar year 2002. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 6 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 7 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2002) and consolidates all of the final 2002 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-062: survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, quality of care, patient satisfaction and health insurance. The HC-070 file also includes these variables: parent identifiers, access to care and disability days variables, language of interview variable, income variables, additional health insurance variables including summary indicators, and use and expenditure variables.
For more information, see MEPS HC-072: 2001 and 2002 MEPS HC Survey Data.
*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.
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