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During 2012, among children and adolescents aged 3–17 years, males (9.6%) were more likely than females (5.7%) to have had a communication disorder during the previous 12 months; this difference was observed overall and also for each age group (3–6, 7–10, and 11–17 years). The percentage of children and adolescents who had a communication disorder in the previous 12 months declined with increasing age for both males and females.

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Black LI,  Vahratian A. QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 3–17 Years with a Reported Communication Disorder During the Previous 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015:64:680.