MEPS Public use file HC-049 is intended to supplement the MEPS variables previously released for 1998. This data set consists of one person-level file, containing data from the Household Component Long-Term Care Supplement. The MEPS LTC supplemental questionnaire is used to collect detailed information on individuals who have activity or functional limitations, hearing or vision impairments, and special equipment requirements. In order to use these variables, researchers will need to link them to the 1998 Consolidated Full-Year Use and Expenditure File (HC-028) which contains all previously released 1998 person level data including demographic and socio-economic information. Please refer to the HC-028 documentation for further information.
*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.