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MEPS HC-174: 2015 Full Year Population Characteristics
(HC-174 replaced by HC-181)
Release date: February 2017

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 non-institutionalized population of the United States for calendar year 2015. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 19 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 20 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2015) and contains variables pertaining to survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, quality of care, patient satisfaction, health insurance and person-level medical care use counts. The 2015 Full-Year expenditure and income data will be forthcoming.

Documentation PDF (798 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (688 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (305 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (261 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (317 KB)
2007 Industry Codes File PDF (229 KB) / HTML
2010 Occupation Codes File PDF (225 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (5.4 MB) / EXE (3.5 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (7.1 MB) / EXE (4.1 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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