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MEPS HC-120: 2008 Medical Conditions File
Release date: November 2010

This public use data file provides information on household-reported medical conditions collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States for the 2008 MEPS Household Component. Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements, and also in SAS transport format), this public use file provides information on the household-reported medical conditions reported in the 2008 portion of Round 3 and Rounds 4 and 5 for Panel 12, as well as Rounds 1 and 2 and the 2008 portion of Round 3 for Panel 13 (i.e., rounds for MEPS panels covering calendar year 2008). ICD-9 and Clinical Classification Codes are provided.

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Documentation PDF (633 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (36 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (34 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (7.4 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (11 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (1.5 MB) / EXE (1.6 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (2.1 MB) / EXE (2.2 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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