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MEPS HC-123: 2009 Full Year Population Characteristics
Release date: March 2011

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 2009. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 13 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 14 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2009) and contains variables pertaining to survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, quality of care, patient satisfaction, health insurance and person-level medical care use counts. The 2009 Full-Year expenditure and income data will be forthcoming.

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Documentation PDF (562 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (1.1 MB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (348 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (299 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (364 KB)
2003 Industry Codes File PDF (73 KB) / HTML
2003 Occupation Codes File PDF (18 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (8.3 MB) / EXE (8.3 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (13 MB) / EXE (13 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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