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How much of a problem using or understandingwords or sentences in the past 12 months

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For sample adults ages 18 and older who had a language problem in the past 12 months that lasted for at least a week, VSLLGPROB reports how much of a problem the person had with language in the past 12 months.

VSLLGPROB 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.


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  • 2012: Sample adults 18+ with a language problem in the past 12 months for a week or longer


  • 2012