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MEPS HC-198: 2017 Food Security File
Release date: July 2019

Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and a SAS transport dataset, this public use dataset contains data on 12,715 households who participated in the MEPS Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey in 2017. These households received a positive family-level weight and were part of one of the two MEPS panels for whom food security data were collected in Round 4 of Panel 21 or Round 2 of Panel 22. The family (RU) level records in this data can be linked to the 2017 Full Year Consolidated Data File to obtain additional data for the families included in this file.

Documentation PDF (309 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (46 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (30 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (5.5 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (8.1 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (190 KB) / EXE (726 KB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (230 KB) / EXE (766 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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