National Collaborative Project on Speech and Hearing, 1985-1987 (ICPSR 9177)

Principal Investigator(s): Kagan, Jerome; Reznick, Steven


The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between speech and hearing disorders in children, and to isolate risk factors predisposing children for speech or hearing problems. The survey, a component of a larger project designed to raise the consciousness of pediatricians regarding the relationship between speech and hearing disorders, includes information on the age, sex, number of siblings at home, and position of the child in the families. Also available is information on parents' ages, occupations, and education, as well as data on pregnancy and delivery history, health history, and results of the current physical examination of the child.

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Study Description


Kagan, Jerome, and Steven Reznick. National Collaborative Project on Speech and Hearing, 1985-1987. ICPSR09177-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.

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This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (8881)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    children, disabilities, hearing impairment, speech impairment

Geographic Coverage:    Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Tennessee, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1985--1987

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985--1987

Universe:    Children under three years of age undergoing physical examinations by pediatricians in private practice, clinics, or hospitals at selected sites in the states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, and Tennessee.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and periods. The data are in card image format, but do not contain a card number id variable.


Sample:    Sampling procedures varied across sites.

Data Source:

administered forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-09-26


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