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MEPS HC-028: 1998 Full Year Consolidated Data File
HC-021 replaced by HC-028
Release date: December 2001

This file consists of data obtained in Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of Panel 2 and Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of Panel 3 (i.e., the rounds covering calendar year 1998) and consolidates all of the final 1998 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-021: survey administration, demographics, employment, health status and health insurance. The HC-028 file also includes: a revised full-year person level weight, income variables, use and expenditure variables and summary yearly health insurance variables.

For more information, see MEPS HC-030: 1998 MEPS HC Survey Data.

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Documentation PDF (1.4 MB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (419 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (286 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (281 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (345 KB)
1990 Industry Codes File PDF (29 KB) / HTML
1990 Occupation Codes File PDF (29 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (4.4 MB) / EXE (4.4 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (5.7 MB) / EXE (5.7 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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