| Update Notes
MEPS HC-016B: 1997
Dental Visits File
Update #3: 11/22/13
SPSS and STATA Programming Statements have been added.
Update #2: 06/15/01
File 1 of MEPS HC16B has been
updated to correct the following: 6 records on this file had an
incorrect value for the variable indicating number of conditions
associated with the event (NUMCOND). For all of these records the
difference was 1.
Update #1: 03/01/01
An updated version of Files 1 and 2
of the HC-016B public use file was released on 03/01/01.
This file is identical to the
previous version with the exception of the weight variable (WTDPER97).
The full year person weight previously released has been adjusted for
those who died in 1997. MEPS sample persons in the 1997 full year file
who died in 1997 while residing in the general population were
identified. In order that the estimate more accurately reflect known
numbers of deaths, the weights for those aged 65 and older were ratio
adjusted to estimates from the 1996 Medicare Beneficiaries Survey; the
weights of those under age 65 were ratio adjusted to 1997 National
Center for Health Statistics Vital Statistics data. The total
population estimate went from 270,965,010 to 271,278,585.