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JRCRS. 2016; 4(1): 15-17

Prevalence of Stammering in School Going Children between Ages of 8 to 12 Years

Sadia Tahira, Muhammad Sikander Ghayas Khan, M. Tariq Manzoor, M. Ibrahim, Rabia Azmat, Safa Pervaiz.

Background: Stammering is a problem and is associated with adverse, long term outcomes that
impact on individual's families and academic achievement of children in the school years and
affects later in adulthood.
Objective: To determine the prevalence of stammering in school going children with age bracket
of 8-12 years in Govt. Schools Lahore Pakistan.
Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 1000 school going children between
ages of 8-12 years through questionnaire developed by literature review and expert opinion. The
data was collected from Govt. Schools Lahore. The following information was collected for each
student: name, age, gender, class, school, date of birth, number of siblings, child stuttered or not.
The students were asked to read paragraph of 100 syllables. The assessment of students was
taken by researcher itself.
Results: The prevalence of stammering in school children between ages of 8-12 years in Lahore
Pakistan was 0.9% in 1000 population (boys 7: girls 2).
Conclusion: The prevalence of stammering was more common among boys than girls.

Key words: Speech Disorders Stammering Communication Prevalence

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