MEPS HC-016H: 1997 Home Health File
Update #3: 11/22/13
SPSS and STATA Programming Statements have been added.
Update #2: 06/15/01
File 1 of MEPS HC16H has been updated to correct the following: 1,207
records on this file had an incorrect value for the variable indicating
number of conditions associated with the event (NUMCOND). For most
of these records the difference was 1.
Update #1: 03/01/01
An updated version of Files 1 and 2 of the HC-016H file was released
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.