Study: 22 percent of Missouri adults rely on cellphones

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 3:43 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of Missourians are dropping their landlines.

Estimates released Wednesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 22 percent of Missouri adults rely solely on cellphones — compared to about 24 percent nationally.

In St. Louis City and the adjacent St. Louis County, the rate of cellphone-only households was even higher at 26.9 percent. The rate for the rest of the state was 21.1 percent in the latest state-by-state figures covering the 12 months through June 2010.

The numbers show a big jump from the 12-month period ending in December 2007, when 10.1 percent of Missouri adults lived in wireless-only households.




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