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Speech problems better or worse compared to 12 months ago

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For sample adults ages 18 and older who had a speech problem in the past 12 months, VSLSPCOMP reports whether the problem is better or worse compared to a year ago.

VSLSPCOMP 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+ with a speech problem in the past 12 months


  • 2012