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Swallowing problem past 12 months

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For sample adults ages 18 and older, VSLSWYR reports if the person had a swallowing problem or in the past year, such as difficulty eating solid food, taking pills, or drinking beverages.

VSLSWYR 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+


  • 2012