Jan-June 2010: One of every four households (26.6%) did not have a landline telephone but did have at least one wireless telephone.

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Preliminary results from the January-June 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that the number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow. More than one of every four American homes (26.6%) had only wireless telephones (also known as cellular telephones, cell phones, or mobile phones) during the first half of 2010–an increase of 2.1 percentage points since the second half of 2009.
his report is published as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. In May and December of each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) releases selected estimates of telephone coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population based on data from NHIS, along with comparable estimates from NHIS for the previous 3 years. The estimates are based on in-person interviews that NHIS conducts continuously throughout the year to collect information on health status, health-related behaviors

This report is published as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. In May and December of each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) releases selected estimates of telephone coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population based on data from NHIS, along with comparable estimates from NHIS for the previous 3 years. The estimates are based on in-person interviews that NHIS conducts continuously throughout the year to collect information on health status, health-related behaviors, and health care utilization. The survey also includes information about household telephones and whether anyone in the household has a wireless telephone.

Telephone Status

In the first 6 months of 2010, more than one of every four households (26.6%) did not have a landline telephone but did have at least one wireless telephone
Figure is a line graph showing the percentages of adults and children by household telephone status from January 2003 through June 2010.  The percentages with only wireless service have grown steadily, whereas the percentages with no telephone service have remained relatively constant.

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