Each data file contains the following:
contains technical and programming information on how the data were collected and
how file variables were edited, as well as survey sampling information and crosswalks from variables
to the survey instruments.
contain a list of variables, their labels, and unweighted and
Programming statements files
and other files including data files in ASCII format.
For SAS, Stata, and R exercises presented in the latest MEPS workshops, please visit
the MEPS repository on AHRQ's GitHub page
To search and explore variables across AHRQ's public use files, please visit the
MEPS-HC Data Tools Variable Explorer.
Click the links below to download excel files containing the file names and numbers for the annualized Public Use Files
(note that Public Use Files covering multiple years of data -- such as the panel-specific longitudinal files -- are not
- PUFID_matrix.xlsx: matrix format (wide) with clickable hyperlinks to Data Files pages. Recommended for manual reference.
(or PUFID.csv): list format (long) with text links to Data Files pages. Recommended for programmatic usage.