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Ever had voice, swallowing, speech, or language problem lasting 1+ weeks

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For sample adults ages 18 and older, VSLEVER reports if the person ever had a voice, swallowing, speech, or language problem that lasted one week or longer.

VSLEVER is part of the Adult Voice, Speech and Language Supplement. For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus, or see VSLDIAG, which reports on diagnosis, VSLVDAYS, which reports on the problem duration and extent, and VSLVSLPYR, which reports on treatment.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2012: Sample adults 18+ who haven't had any voice, swallowing, speech or language problems in the past 12 months


  • 2012