Codes and Frequencies
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."
- 2012: Sample children 3+ who have been given a diagnosis for their voice, swallowing, speech, or language problem
- 2012 : SAMPWEIGHT