Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, STATA, SPSS, and R programming statements and data user information), a SAS data set, a SAS transport dataset, a Stata dataset, and an Excel 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 2020. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained in Rounds 6 and 7 of Panel 23; Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of Panel 24; and Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of Panel 25, the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2020. 2020 is the first data year to include three panels of data; Panel 23 was extended to include Rounds 6 and 7. This file contains variables pertaining to survey administration, demographics, person-level conditions, health status, disability days, quality of care, employment, and health insurance. For more details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the MEPS GitHub page.
*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.