The prevalence of childhood dysphonia: a cross-sectional study.

  title={The prevalence of childhood dysphonia: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Paul N Carding and Sue E Roulstone and Kate Northstone},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  volume={20 4},
There is only very limited information on the prevalence of voice disorders, particularly for the pediatric population. This study examined the prevalence of dysphonia in a large cohort of children (n = 7389) at 8 years of age. Data were collected within a large prospective epidemiological study and included a formal assessment by one of five research speech and language therapists as well as a parental report of their child's voice. Common risk factors that were also analyzed included sex… CONTINUE READING