Extract Data Structures Available through IPUMS MEPS

Rectangular on Person (Default)

Figure 1: Example extract formatted as rectangular on person
mepsid panel year relyr age povcat smokenow
7000110120 20 2015 1 65 4 1
7000110220 20 2015 1 57 4 1
7000410220 20 2015 1 40 5 1
7000510120 20 2015 1 55 2 2
7000510220 20 2015 1 21 2 0
7000610120 20 2015 1 26 5 0
7000610320 20 2015 1 53 5 0
7000610420 20 2015 1 57 5 1
7001010120 20 2015 1 41 4 1

Rectangular on Round

Figure 2: Example extract formatted as rectangular on round
mepsid panel year relyr age povcat smokenow roundrd agerd empstatrd
7000110120 20 2015 1 65 4 1 1 64 0
7000110120 20 2015 1 65 4 1 2 65 0
7000110120 20 2015 1 65 4 1 3 65 1
7000110220 20 2015 1 57 4 1 1 57 4
7000110220 20 2015 1 57 4 1 2 57 4
7000110220 20 2015 1 57 4 1 3 57 4
7000510120 20 2015 1 40 5 1 1 39 1
7000510120 20 2015 1 40 5 1 2 40 1
7000510120 20 2015 1 40 5 1 3 40 1

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Hierarchical

Figure 3. Example extract that is formatted as hierarchical
rectype mepsid panel year relyr age povcat smokenow roundrd agerd empstatrd
2 7000110120 20 2015 1 65 4 1 . . .
3 . . . . . . . 1 64 0
3 . . . . . . . 2 65 0
3 . . . . . . . 3 65 1
2 7000110220 20 2015 1 57 4 1 . . .
3 . . . . . . . 1 57 4
3 . . . . . . . 2 57 4
3 . . . . . . . 3 57 4

Wide on Person

Figure 4. Example extract that is formatted as wide on person
mepsid year age_1 age_2 agerd_1_1 agerd_1_2 agerd_1_3 agerd_2_3 agerd_2_4 agerd_2_5
7000110120 2015 65 . 64 65 65 . . .
7000110120 2016 . 66 . . . 65 66 66
7000110220 2015 57 . 57 57 57 . . .
7000110220 2016 . 58 . . . 57 58 58
7000410220 2015 40 . 39 40 40 . . .
7000410220 2016 . 41 . . . 40 41 41

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