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MEPS HC-121: 2008 Full Year Consolidated Data File
HC-115 replaced by HC-121
Release date: November 2010

Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and a SAS transport dataset, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States for calendar year 2008. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 12 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 13 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2008) and consolidates all of the final 2008 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-115: survey administration, language of interview variable, demographics, parent identifiers, health status, disability days variables, access to care, employment, quality of care, patient satisfaction, health insurance, and use variables. The HC-121 file also includes these variables: income variables and expenditure variables.

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Documentation PDF (2.4 MB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (953 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (508 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (404 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (509 KB)
2003 Industry Codes File PDF (73 KB) / HTML
2003 Occupation Codes File PDF (18 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (8.9 MB) / EXE (6.3 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (13 MB) / EXE (7.3 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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