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MEPS HC-036BRR: MEPS 1996-2015 Replicates for Variance Estimation File
Release date: October 2017

This file is provided for use with pooled or individual year data from the MEPS FY 1996-2015 public use files (HC-012, HC-020, HC-028, HC-038, HC-050, HC-060, HC-070, HC-079, HC-089, HC-097, HC-105, HC-113, HC-121, HC-129, HC-138, HC-147, HC-155, HC-163, HC-171, and HC-181). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and in SAS transport format, this person-level file contains the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2015 MEPS person-level public use files and a set of 128 half sample indicators enabling the user to perform a balanced repeated replication (BRR) to calculate standard errors. There is one record for each of the 354,558 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996-2015 public use files. The 1996-2015 combined variance stratum and PSU variables are released on HC-036.

Documentation PDF (65 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (68 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (39 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (20 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (31 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (2.8 MB) / EXE (1.6 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (10 MB) / EXE (3.4 MB)

Questionnaires — see Survey Questionnaires
*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.

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