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In the last 12 months, ever had unwanted taste or sensation in mouth

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For sample adults, TASTEUNWANT indicates whether they had an unwanted taste or sensation in their mouth that would not go away, in the last 12 months.

TASTEUNWANT is one of several questions sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to gather information on smell and taste disorders in adults. For more information and a complete list of these variables, see the description for TSTSMDOC.


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  • 2021: Sample adults 18+


  • 2021