Abstract

The prevalence of stuttering in a university population was 2.1%; 3.4%/0 were former stutterers. More men than women stuttered. Right handed female stutterers were less likely to have "lost" their stutter than were right handed males. Stutterers, past stutterers, and questionable stutterers all had a family history of stuttering. The significant prevalence of stuttering, the increased prevalence among males, the lack of a decline of this disorder over the past few decades despite the increased number of speech clinicians and data concerning handedness, emphasise the need to investigate organic causes of stuttering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)954-956
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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