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MEPS HC-080: MEPS Panel 7 Longitudinal Data File

Update #4: 02/09/18

The Round 3 variables describing “Number of Missed Days” (DDNWRK3, DDNSCL3, OTHNDD3) and “Number of Days Spent in Bed” (WKINBD3, SCLNBD3, DDBDYS3) have been revised to include information from both Year 1 and Year 2. The prior versions have only included information from Year 2.

Update #3: 11/22/13

STATA Programming Statements have been added.

Update #2: 06/14/13

The Panel 7 Longitudinal Weight File has been transformed into the Panel 7 Longitudinal Data File. Analytic variables have been added from the 2002 and 2003 consolidated full-year (HC-070 and HC-079) files. The longitudinal weight LONGWTP7 was renamed to be LONGWT.

Update #1: 03/29/06

The HC-080 data file has been updated to change the YRINDP7 values for four DUPERSIDs. Codebooks and documentation files have also been updated to reflect these changes to the data file.

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