Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R programming statements and data user information), a SAS dataset, a SAS transport dataset, a Stata dataset, and an Excel file, this public use dataset contains data on 12,714 households who participated in the MEPS Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey in 2021. These households received a positive family-level weight and were part of one of the four MEPS panels for whom food security data were collected in in Round 8 of Panel 23, Round 6 of Panel 24, Round 4 of Panel 25, or Round 2 of Panel 26. This file can be linked to the 2021 full year Consolidated file by DUID and RULETR42 to obtain additional data for the families included in this file. The reference person of the RU can be identified in the Consolidated data file by the variable REFPRS42.
For more details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the MEPS GitHub page.
*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.