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MEPS HC-036: MEPS 1996-2017 Pooled Linkage Variance Estimation File
Release date: August 2019

This file is provided for use with pooled data from the MEPS FY 1996-2017 public use files (HC-012, HC-020, HC-028, HC-038, HC-050, HC-060, HC-070, HC-079, HC-089, HC-097, HC105, HC-113, HC-121, HC-129, HC-138, HC-147, HC-155, HC-163, HC-171, HC-181, HC-192, and HC-201). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and in SAS transport format, this person-level file contains 1996-2017 combined variance stratum and PSU variables, along with the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2017 MEPS person-level public use files. There is one record for each of the 388,272 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996-2017 public use files.

Documentation PDF (77 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (39 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (30 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (6.2 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (9.6 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (2.2 MB) / EXE (2.7 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (3.3 MB) / EXE (3.8 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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