The prevalence of dysphagia among adults in the United States.

  title={The prevalence of dysphagia among adults in the United States.},
  author={N Ghia Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={151 5},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of dysphagia, reported etiologies, and impact among adults in the United States. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of a national health care survey. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The 2012 National Health Interview Survey was analyzed, identifying adult cases reporting a swallowing problem in the preceding 12 months. In addition to demographic data, specific data regarding visits to health care professionals for swallowing problems, diagnoses given, and… CONTINUE READING
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