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Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2012

“The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is the most widely cited source for data on the ownership and use of wireless telephones. Every 6 months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) releases a report with the most up-to-date estimates available from the federal government concerning the size and characteristics of the wireless-only population (1). That report, published as part of the NHIS Early Release Program presents both national and regional estimates.”

  • National Health Statistics Reports – Number 70 n December 18, 2013: “This report updates subnational estimates of the percentage of adults and children living in households that do not have a landline telephone but have at least one wireless telephone (i.e., wireless-only households). State-level estimates for 2012 are presented, along with estimates for selected U.S. counties and groups of counties, for other household telephone service use categories (e.g., those that had only landlines and those that had landlines yet received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones), and for one earlier 12-month period (July 2011–June 2012).”

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