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CLIMSPEECHNO
Duration of limiting speech problem: Number of units

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Description

For persons under age 18 who have at least one activity limitation (LANY), and for whom a speech problem was reported as a condition causing any activity limitation (CLIMSPEECH), CLIMSPEECHNO reports the number of time units which the respondent stated when reporting the duration of the speech problem.

Data on the duration of limiting speech problem were collected via the question, "How long [have/has] [you/person] had [a speech problem]?" Respondents could answer this open-ended question using the time unit of their choice (i.e., days, weeks, months, year, or since birth). The original responses to the question are reported in two complementary variables, CLIMSPEECHTP (which specifies the time unit) and CLIMSPEECHNO (which, as noted above, reports the number of such units). For the NHIS public use files, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recoded the results from these two variables to create two other variables using standard time units: years (CLIMSPEECHY) and groups of months (CLIMSPEECHMO).

Comparability

The variable is completely comparable across time.

Universe

  • 1997-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Persons under age 18 limited due to speech problem.

Availability

  • 1997-2018

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to CLIMSPEECHNO for more information.