Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R programming statements), a SAS transport file, a SAS V9 file, a CSV file, and a Stata file, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States for calendar year 2019. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 23 and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 24 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2019) and consolidates all of the final 2019 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains the following variables: survey administration, language of interview variable, demographics, parent identifiers, health status, disability days variables, access to care, employment, quality of care, patient satisfaction, health insurance, use variables, income variables, and expenditure variables.
details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the
MEPS GitHub page.
The MEPS Industry Codes Condensing Rules and Occupation Codes Condensing Rules are now located in the Documentation Appendix, and no longer listed as separate files.
*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.