When creating 2000s MEPS stata 14 extract in rect (per) format all data points appear missing. Thoughts on why?


#1

Variable list below…
int year 1-4 ///
long serial 5-10 ///
str duid 11-15 ///
str pid 16-18 ///
str mepsid 19-28 ///
byte panel 29-30 ///
int psup 31-33 ///
int stratap 34-37 ///
int panelyr 38-41 ///
byte relyr 42-42 ///
byte pernum 43-44 ///
double perweight 45-56 ///
double saqweight 57-68 ///
double diabweight 69-80 ///
byte age 81-82 ///
byte sex 83-83 ///
byte marstat 84-85 ///
byte regionmeps 86-86 ///
byte workev 87-87 ///
int rxprmedsno 88-90 ///


#2

Hmm… This is strange. I just downloaded your extract #4 on my computer and opened it in Stata with no problems. The data is loaded in as expected. I suggest watching the video tutorial we have about downloading and opening IPUMS data in Stata. This may help uncover the issue. If the issue persists, feel free to follow up with an email to ipums@umn.edu and we can try to help troubleshoot the issue.