MEPS HC-041: 1996 Supplemental Public Use File
Update #2: 11/22/13
SPSS and STATA Programming Statements have been added.
To construct a weight for use in analysis using Health Insurance
Eligibility Units (HIEUs):
1. Identify the HIEU head by your
analytic intent, i.e. if only studying heath insurance unit
with female heads of households, choose the female adult as
head of household.
2. If the weight of the HIEU head is non-zero,
use the weight of the HIEU head for all members of that HIEU;
3. If the weight of the HIEU head
is zero, delete the case.