Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2020
Provides data on households that rely on wireless telephones rather than landlines. Includes data on the percent of adults who live in wireless-only households and have their own wireless telephone, as well as data on phoneless adults. Provides data for nonmetropolitan compared to metropolitan areas. Discuses the need for surveys to include adequate representation of wireless-only households. Includes a section on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection.
Stephen J. Blumberg, Julian V. Luke
National Center for Health Statistics
Research methods and resources · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data