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How common is stuttering?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Around five percent of children will stutter at some point during their development. Most of these children will grow out of, with or without therapy, after the age of 5. In childhood, boys are twice as likely as girls to stutter, but this number jumps to about three times as likely once adulthood is reached. About one percent of the adult population stutters.

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