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Cellphones: Here and There, But Not Everywhere

- March 16, 2009


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released state-by-state estimates of the proportion of cellphone-only households in a study reported in the National Health Statistics Report. No surprise that DC tops the list (with 25.4%), but take a gander at the states that follow close behind: Oklahoma (25.1%), Utah (23.9%), Nebraska (22.4%), and a bunch of other, er, unlikely-seeming places. For a full listing, scroll down to Table I in the Report or click on the “Behind the Numbers” link below.

I’m just not seeing a forest in all these trees.

Any ideas about what might account for the substantial interstate variability?

[Hat tip to “Behind the Numbers” at washingtonpost.com.]