This file consists of data obtained in Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of Panel 1 and Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of Panel 2 (i.e., the rounds covering calendar year 1997) and consolidates all of the final 1997 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-015: survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, health insurance, and income. This file also contains a revised full-year person level weight, use and expenditure variables, summary yearly health insurance variables, and additional health status variables.
For more information, see MEPS HC-029: 1997 MEPS HC Survey Data.
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