According to the newest data provided by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), there are growing uses of wireless phones in America in recent years, including cellphones and smartphones. Since 1957, NHIS has been monitoring the health of Americans. NHIS is under the management of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the latest report was published in late December 2012. The report was based on six months surveys which were collected from January to June 2012.
The report showed more than one-third or 35.8 percent of American households had only wireless phones for communication needs between January and June 2012. In term of percentage, this was an increase of 1.8 points from the previous survey which was conducted between July and December of 2011. Even though American households already have landline phone, the report also revealed that about 15.9 percent of those households would still use a wireless phone to communicate than using a landline phone.
In term of gender, the NHIS report showed 35.2 percent American men live in houses with only wireless phones for communication purposes, compared to 32.9 percent for women. In terms of education, 21 percent of Americans who live in houses with only wireless phones have a college degree. American households with a high school diploma accounted only15.5 percent of households with wireless phones. While for American households who had not completed high school education accounted for 11.9 percent of all households with only wireless phones for communication needs.
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