This public use release is one in a series of public use event files drawn from the 1998 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household (HC) and Medical Provider Components (MPC). This release contains 2 data files each of which is provided as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements and as a SAS transport file. File 1 is used for linking the MEPS condition file with the MEPS event files; File 2 is used for linking the MEPS prescribed medicines event file with other event files.
This release also includes two tables provided as PDF files: Table 1, the "MEPS 1998 Condition-Event Frequency" table contains unweighted and weighted counts of records on the MEPS 1998 event files for each of the condition, procedure and clinical classification codes on the MEPS 1998 condition file; Table 2, the "MEPS 1998 Utilization and Expenditures Summary" table contains statistics for all of the utilization and expenditure variables contained on the MEPS 1998 person-level and event-level files.
For more information, see MEPS HC-030: 1998 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.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.