MEPS Home Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Font Size:
Contact MEPS FAQ Site Map  
S
M
L
XL
 

Search Help

Household/Insurance Component Summary Tables


Using the phrase, and, and or search options. Many search pages have options allowing users to choose phrase, and, and or search options

image showing phrase, and, and or search options controls

When phrase is selected, the search term is treated as a phrase and must be contained within the field being searched as it resides in the database. When and is selected, all of the search terms must be in the field being searched. When or is selected, at least one of the search terms, separated by commas, must be in the field being searched.

The tables below provide several search examples and the type of results you can expect from similar entries. In the Household Component, the search engine scans both titles and text for the requested term or phrase. The first table represents searches performed through the Household Component:

HC Table Search OptionSearch Term Entered*Search Results
Choose Year:
2004

Choose Table Series:
Expenditures by medical condition
emergency room
as a phrase
  • Table 1: Number of People with Care for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2004
  • Table 2: Number of Events for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2004 Number of Events is Reported in Thousands
  • Table 3: Total Expenses for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2004 Expenses are Reported in Millions
  • Table 3a: Mean Expenses per Person with Care for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2004


  • Choose Year:
    2004


    Choose Table Series: Expenditures by health care service

    dental services
    as a phrase

    Same results for search
    entered with and
  • Table 3: Dental Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2004
  • Table 3.1.a: Dental Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2004
  • Table 3.1.b: Dental Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2004


  • Choose Year:
    2004


    Choose Table Series: Expenditures by health care service

    dental services
    entered with or
    25 table titles retrieved, here are the first three titles:

  • Table 1: Total Health Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2004

  • Table 1.1: Total Health Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Mean Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2004


  • Table 3: Dental Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2004



  • Choose Year:
    2006


    Choose Table Series: Access to care

    primary care
    entered as a phrase
  • Table 2.1 People who have a usual primary care provider, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  • Table 2.2 People who have a usual primary care provider, by family income, United States, 2006
  • Table 2.3 People who have a usual primary care provider, by education, United States, 2006


  • Choose Year:
    2006


    Choose Table Series: Access to care

    primary, care
    entered with or
  • Table 1 Usual Source of Health Care and Selected Population Characteristics, United States, 2006
  • Table 2.1 People who have a usual primary care provider, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  • Table 2.2 People who have a usual primary care provider, by family income, United States, 2006
  • Table 2.3 People who have a usual primary care provider, by education, United States, 2006
  • Table 4.1 Percent of persons unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, United States, 2006
  • Table 4.2 Percent of persons unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, United States, 2006
  • Table 4.3 Percent of persons unable or delayed in receiving needed dental care, United States, 2006




  • Unlike the Household Component, in the Insurance Component the search engine scans the titles only for the requested term or phrase. Below are the results after entering this term, 'private-sector establishments' to search the National-Level Summary Tables of the Insurance Component.

    IC Table Search OptionSearch Term Entered*Search Results
    Option 1:
    phrase
    private-sector establishments
  • Table I.A.1 Number of private-sector establishments by firm size and selected characteristics
  • Option 2:
    and
    private-sector and establishments

  • Table I.A.1 Number of private-sector establishments by firm size and selected characteristics
  • Table I.B.2 Percent of private-sector employees in establishments that offer health insurance by firm size and selected characteristics
  • Option 3:
    or
    private-sector
    or
    establishments
  • Table I.A.1 Number of private-sector establishments by firm size and selected characteristics
  • Table I.B.2 Percent of private-sector employees in establishments that offer health insurance by firm size and selected characteristics
  • Table IV.A.1 National totals for enrollees and cost of hospitalization and physician service health plans for the private sector
  • Table number searches

    The summary tables searches allow searches on table numbers. The table number has to be specified using dots to separate the table number levels (for example III.F.1). The wildcard character, %, may be used—so a search for III.F.% will give all III.F tables and a search for %.A.% will give all National or all State series A tables. When searching for tables, only the table number should be entered in the search text. The word Table should not be included.

    Additional search tips:

    • The following special characters may be used in a text search:

    # & . % - ' " ? : _ , *

    • This character may be used as a wildcard in a search where part of a term or phrase is unknown:

    %

    • The following special characters may not be used in a text search and will generate an error page:

    $ ( ) + / ; < = > @ [ \ ] ^ ` { | } ~


    • No specific year should be included in the search field. To specify a year use the drop down menu.
    • Do not enter a specific file size as search criteria, example: (923 KB)

     

    *Total numbers here represent a snapshot of current publications. Actual totals will change frequently as publications are added to the site weekly.

     




    Back to topGo back to top
    AHRQ
    Get Social
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
    Telephone: (301) 427-1364
    Improving the Quality, Safety, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Health Care For All Americans