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MEPS HC-196: 2018 P22R3/P23R1 Population Characteristics
Release date: April 2019

This public use data file is the twenty-third point in time data file to be released from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC). The data are being released both as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and in SAS transport format. This public use file provides information on data collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States during the early part of 2018. This file consists of 2018 data obtained in Round 3 of Panel 22 and Round 1 of Panel 23 of the MEPS Household Component and contains variables pertaining to survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, and health insurance.

Documentation PDF (421 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (122 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (59 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (32 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (39 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (1.2 MB) / EXE (1.8 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (1.7 MB) / EXE (2.2 MB)

*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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