This file consists of data obtained in Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of Panel 2 and Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of Panel 3 (i.e., the rounds covering calendar year 1998) and consolidates all of the final 1998 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-021: survey administration, demographics, employment, health status and health insurance. The HC-028 file also includes: a revised full-year person level weight, income variables, use and expenditure variables and summary yearly health insurance variables.
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.