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MEPS HC-038: 1999 Full Year Consolidated Data File
HC-031 replaced by HC-038
Release date: October 2002

Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and a SAS transport dataset, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States for calendar year 1999. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 3 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 4 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 1999) and consolidates all of the final 1999 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-031: survey administration, demographics, employment, health status and health insurance. The HC-038 file also includes these variables: parent identifiers, access to care and disability days variables, language of interview variable, income variables, use and expenditure variables, and summary yearly health insurance variables.

For more information, see MEPS HC-054: 1999 and 2000 MEPS HC Survey Data.

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Documentation PDF (327 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (438 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (343 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (276 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (342 KB)
1990 Industry Codes File PDF (29 KB) / HTML
1990 Occupation Codes File PDF (29 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (5.5 MB) / EXE (5.5 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (8.2 MB) / EXE (8.3 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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