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Public Use Data Files on CD-ROM

Many public use data files are released on CD-ROM. Each CD-ROM contains one or more of the following: data files (ASCII), documentation files (PDF), files (ASCII) containing SAS programming statements for use with the data file(s), and the Adobe Acrobat Reader® software required for viewing and printing PDF files. Note that for the Nursing Home Component, only documentation files are available on CD-ROM. Nursing Home Component data files are not available for public use, but researchers with approved projects can access the files at the AHRQ Data Center.

To order a CD-ROM, call or write:
AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
1-800-358-9295

Be sure to indicate the publication number, your name, affiliation, and address.

CD-ROM no. AHRQ Pub. no.
Component/Title
Release date
HC-072 05-0054-CD  Household Component 2001 and 2002 MEPS-HC Survey Data (Full-Year)  Apr. 2005
HC-054 03-DP01 Household Component 1999 and 2000 MEPS-HC Survey Data (Full-Year) Oct. 2003
HC-030 02-DP02 Household Component 1998 MEPS-HC Survey Data (Full-Year) Jan. 2002 
HC-029
01-DP07
 Household Component 1997 MEPS-HC Survey Data (Full-Year) Sept. 2001
HC-022 01-DP06 Household Component 1996 P4R3/P5R1 Population Characteristics (Point-in-Time)  Jul. 2001
HC-014 01-DP05 Household Component 1996 MEPS-HC Survey Data (Full-Year) Oct. 2001
HC-013 00-DP02 Household Component 1999 P4R1 Population Characteristics (Point-in-Time) Jul. 2000
HC-009 00-DP01 Household Component 1998 P2R3/P3R1 Population Characteristics (Point-in-Time)  Dec. 1999
HC-005 99-DP03 Household Component Combined 1997 P1R3/P2R1 Population Characteristics (Point-in-Time) Mar. 1999
HC-001 97-DP20 Household Component 1996 Panel Round 1 Population Characteristics (Point-in-Time) Mar. 1997
NHC-001F* 97-DP21 1996 Nursing Home Facility Characteristics Round 1 File Mar. 1997
NHC-001P* 97-DP21 1996 Nursing Home Person Characteristics Round 1 File Mar. 1997

*Available only through the AHRQ Data Center.