A new study ranks Idaho as the nation’s fifth highest state in the number of households relying only on cellular telephones.
A report by the Centers for Disease Control issued on Wednesday shows 31.7 percent of Idaho households are wireless only, compared to a 27.5 percent national average.
The survey shows the wireless-only trend is growing, up 10 percent compared from 2007 when nearly 20 percent of Idaho homes lacked a land line.
Arizona has the highest rate, with 35 percent of homes with wireless phones only, followed by Mississippi, Texas, North Dakota and Idaho.
The survey relied on data from the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the CDC and the American Community Survey.
The study also found that more than 37 percent of Idaho children live in wireless-only households, ranking Idaho fifth nationally. (AP)