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Given diagnosis for swallowing problem

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For sample children 3 and over who have been given a diagnosis for a voice, swallowing, speech, or language problem, CVLDIAGSWAL reports whether the child was given a diagnosis for a swallowing problem.

Persons who answered affirmatively were then asked for the diagnosis or reason given; persons could report multiple causes. The causes for the swallowing problems are reported in the following variables:

: neurological problem

: head or neck injury

: tissue damage in throat

: congenital malformation/birth defect

: genetic syndrome

: cancer in head, neck or throat

: gastroesophageal reflux

: prescription medication

: something else

According to the Field Representative's Manual, swallowing disorders are "any of a group of problems that interferes with the transfer of food from the mouth to the stomach."


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2012: Sample children 3+ who have been given a diagnosis for their voice, swallowing, speech, or language problem


  • 2012