MEPS HC-022: 2000 P4R3/P5R1 Population Characteristics
Update #4: 11/22/13
SPSS and STATA Programming Statements have been added.
Update #3: 04/30/13
For clarification, there are six records where the construction of the activity-specific limitation variables (WRKLIM13,
HSELIM13, and SCHLIM13) deviates from the established method of construction. These variables are constructed,
in part, using the variable ACTLIM13 (general activity limitations). If ACTLIM13 is “Refused” (-7), then these
three variables should be set to “Refused” as well. Data users can identify the affected records by selecting
records where ACTLIM13 = -7 and (WRKLIM13 = -1 or HSELIM13 = -1 or SCHLIM13 = -1).
Update #2: 02/25/03
The other public coverage variable (OTPUB13X) also includes those
identified as covered by State Children's Health Insurance Program
Update #1: 08/29/02
The marital status variable in the HC-022 file documentation has been updated
to clarify the procedure for coding rounds. This correction in the documentation
did not affect the data, thus there has been no change to the data file. The
clarification for this variable is as follows: "When marital status was missing
in the preceding round and provided in the current round, then the person was
coded to the "in round" marital state. For example, if marital status was not
available from the National Health Interview Survey, and the person's marital
status was reported as married in round 1 of MEPS, then the person would be coded
as "7 married in round" for round 1 of MEPS."