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Problem communicating because: Physical problem with mouth or tongue

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Respondents who acknowledged having difficulty communicating (LACOMDIFEGO) or being understood by others (LACOMDIFOTHS) reported whether the reason for the problem was because of a physical problem with their mouth or tongue.

This item was collected for sample adults who completed the Quality of Life supplement (administered to approximately a quarter of sample adults).


There are no comparability problems with LACOMDIFPHYS.


  • 2010: One quarter of sample adults, included in quality of life supplement (and excluded from family disability supplement), who have some difficulty, a lot of difficulty, or cannot communicate, or have some difficulty, a lot of difficulty or cannot be understood when speaking.


  • 2010