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United States Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 1997


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1997 - 12/1997
Series or system 
United States Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) collects data on the frequency of health services, prices and methods of payment for health services, the cost and coverage of health insurance, demographic information, and health status and conditions. The panel design of the survey consists of three rounds of interviewing over two calendar years, with each MEPS panel drawn from a subsample of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) from the prior year.

MEPS includes three main components: 

• Household Component (HC): self-reported data on health care services, health care access, health status, conditions.

• Insurance Component (IC): health insurance information collected from employers of the respondents in the HC.

• Medical Provider Component (MPC): information collected from health care facilities including fees and charges for services and methods of payment.

Anemia, Appendicitis, Assets, Asthma, Bacterial skin diseases, Biopsy, Burns, COPD, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cellulitis, Chemotherapy, Child health care, Circumcision, Corrective lenses, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Decubitus ulcer, Dental care, Dental examinations, Dentists, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Dialysis, Diet, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drownings, Eczema, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Firearms, Fluoride, Fungal skin diseases, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gastritis and duodenitis, Government health budget, Government health expenditures, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care prices, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Hypertension, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Hysterectomy, ICD-9, Imaging equipment, Immunization, Income, Infectious diseases, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Insulin, Interventions, Limited mobility, Live births, MMR vaccines, Maternal care, Maternal hemorrhage, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Migraine, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Nurses, Nutritional deficiencies, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Oral conditions, Orthopedic devices, Otitis media, Pain, Pancreatitis, Pap smears, Parental survival, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Physical examinations, Physical therapists, Physicians, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Preterm birth, Private social assistance, Prostheses and implants, Pruritus, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Rehabilitation, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Screening mammography, Sense organ diseases, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Stillbirths, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Taxes, Transportation, Ultrasound, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Vascular insufficiency of intestine, Viral skin diseases, Vision loss, Weight, X-rays, Dermatitis