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MEPS HC-188I: Appendix to MEPS 2016 Event Files
Release date: May 2019

This public use release is one in a series of public use event files drawn from the 2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household (HC) and Medical Provider Components (MPC). This release contains 2 data files each of which is provided as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements and as a SAS transport file. File 1 is used for linking the MEPS 2016 condition file (HC-190) with the MEPS 2016 event files (HC-188A through HC-188H); File 2 is used for linking the MEPS 2016 prescribed medicines event file (HC-188A) with other 2016 event files. This release also includes one table provided as PDF file: Table 1, the "MEPS 2016 Condition-Event Frequency" table contains unweighted and weighted counts of records on the MEPS 2016 event files for each of the condition codes on the MEPS 2016 condition file.



Documentation PDF (538 KB) / HTML
Codebook File 1 (Condition Event - CLNK) PDF (61 KB) / HTML*
Codebook File 2 (Prescribed Medicines - RXLK) PDF (61 KB) / HTML*
Table 1 PDF (138 KB) / HTML
SAS Programming Statements File 1 TXT (28 KB)
SAS Programming Statements File 2 TXT (28 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements File 1 TXT (3.4 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements File 2 TXT (3.4 KB)
STATA Programming Statements File 1 TXT (5.6 KB)
STATA Programming Statements File 2 TXT (5.6 KB)

Data File 1, ASCII format ZIP (1.9 MB) / EXE (2.4 MB)
Data File 2, ASCII format ZIP (371 KB) / EXE (907 KB)
Data File 1, SAS transport format ZIP (2.1 MB) / EXE (2.6 MB)
Data File 2, SAS transport format ZIP (412 KB) / EXE (948 KB)


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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