This public use release is one in a series of public use event files drawn from the 2017 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 2017 condition file (HC-199) with the MEPS 2017 event files (HC-197A through HC-197H); File 2 is used for linking the MEPS 2017 prescribed medicines event file (HC-197A) with other 2017 event files. This release also includes one table provided as PDF file: Table 1, the "MEPS 2017 Condition-Event Frequency" table contains unweighted and weighted counts of records on the MEPS 2017 event files for each of the condition codes on the MEPS 2017 condition file.
*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.