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MEPS HC-163: 2013 Full Year Consolidated Data File
HC-157 replaced by HC-163
Release date: September 2015

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 2013. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 17 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 18 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2013) and consolidates all of the final 2013 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-157: 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-163 file also includes these variables: income variables and expenditure variables.

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Documentation PDF (2.0 MB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (751 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (492 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (335 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (407 KB)
2007 Industry Codes File PDF (238 KB) / HTML
2010 Occupation Codes File PDF (236 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (9.4 MB) / EXE (6.4 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (13 MB) / EXE (7.7 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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