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Number of days had speech problems in past year

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For sample adults ages 18 and older who had a speech problem in the past 12 months, VSLSPDAYS reports the number of days the person had that problem in the past year.

VSLSPDAYS 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 speech problem in the past 12 months


  • 2012