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MEPS HC-197I: Appendix to MEPS 2017 Event Files
Release date: August 2019

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.



Documentation PDF (640 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 (140 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 (2.0 MB) / EXE (2.5 MB)
Data File 2, ASCII format ZIP (349 KB) / EXE (885 KB)
Data File 1, SAS transport format ZIP (2.2 MB) / EXE (2.7 MB)
Data File 2, SAS transport format ZIP (393 KB) / EXE (929 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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