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Voice problem lasting 1+ weeks, past 12 months

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For sample children age 3 and over, CVVCDIF reports if the child had any problems or difficulties with his or her voice that lasted for a week or longer, in the past 12 months. Such problems might include a weak, hoarse, or strained voice.

According to the Field Representative's Manual, voice disorders are a group of problems involving abnormal pitch, loudness, or quality of the sound produced by the larynx (voice box).

This variable part of a series of variables on child communication disorders that constitutes the Voice, Speech, Swallowing, and Language Supplement in 2012. This is the first-ever large-scale communication supplement in the survey. Several variables in this supplement can be used to track the Healthy People 2020 Objectives, under the topic of Hearing and other Sensory and Communication Disorders.

Starting in 2022, this variable was combined with VSLVYR.

For more voice, swallowing, speech, and language communication disorder variables, please see VSLDIAG.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2012: Sample children 3+


  • 2012