PERNUM is an IPUMS MEPS-constructed variable that numbers all persons within each household consecutively (starting with "1") in the order in which they appear in the original MEPS data. PERNUM was created by IPUMS MEPS during the process of reformatting the original MEPS public use files.
PERNUM is a 2-digit numeric variable.
- 1996-2016: All persons.
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to Description for more information.