Table 1.

Communication Disabilities Definitions

Voice“During the past 12 months, have you had any problems or difficulties with your voice, such as having a hoarse, raspy, or strained voice, or with difficulty speaking loud enough to be heard”
Speech“During the past 12 months, have you had a speech problem, such as stuttering, repeating words, or not being able to pronounce words properly”
Language“During the past 12 months, have you had a language problem, such as problems using or understanding words or sentences”
  • Questions from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult Questionnaire Supplement on Communication Disabilities.