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Problems using or understanding words or sentences last 1+ weeks

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For sample adults ages 18 and older who had a problem understanding words or sentences in the past 12 months and who didn't know how many days in the past year they had that problem, VSLLGWK reports whether or not the language problem lasted at least one week.

VSLLGWK 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 had a language problem in the past 12 months who don't know how many days in the past year they have had this problem


  • 2012