MEPS HC-070: 2002 Full Year Consolidated Data File
Update #6: 11/22/13
STATA Programming Statements have been added.
Update #5: 06/30/11
The ASCII data file was updated
so that values of ADILCR42, ADILWW42, ADRTCR42 and ADRTWW42 are
now consistent with the codebook and the SAS transport version
which was updated 06/21/06. Update #2 incorrectly states that
the ASCII file was updated at that time. Note that when update
#2 went into effect and the variable ordering of the SAQ variables
ADILCR42, ADILWW42, ADRTCR42 and ADRTWW42 was corrected, the
values DID change.
Update #4: 07/31/09
The variable SAQWT02F has an incorrect label. The label should read "FINAL SAQ PERSON WEIGHT, 2002".
Update #3: 12/12/07
The variable FOODCT02 on the HC-070 data file should not be used because it is based on an invalid question in the survey instrument. This question asks "About how much did the family pay each month for food stamps?" when in fact, as of 1979, the food stamp program no longer maintained a purchase requirement. All responses are considered invalid.
Update #2: 06/21/06
The HC-070 codebook, data files (both ASCII and SAS Transport), user's notes, and documentation files have been revised to reflect the correct ordering of the SAQ variables ADILCR42, ADILWW42, ADRTCR42, and ADRTWW42. No values have changed.
Update #1: 03/11/05
HC-070 codebook and data files (both ASCII and SAS Transport) have
been revised. The revised version reflects corrections made to
the Access to Care variables MDDLAY42, DNDLAY42, and PMDLAY42.
The HC-070 documentation has
also been replaced with an updated version. This version reflects
minor edits throughout the document and additional information
in section 2.0.