For current RU members in rounds 2 and 4 who are not deceased or institutionalized, USUALPL indicates whether they have a particular doctor's office, clinic, health center, or other place they usually go if they are sick or need advice about their health.
Codes and Frequencies
In all years other than 1996, the question was asked of persons in rounds two and four of data collection. No persons participated in round four of data collection in 1996, given the MEPS panel design. Otherwise, there are no comparability issues.
- 1996: Current RU members in round 2, excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.
- 1999-2017: Current RU members in rounds 2 and 4, excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.
- 1996, 1999-2017
- 2000-2017 : PERWEIGHT