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.
*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.
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