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Study: 22 percent of Missouri adults rely on cellphones

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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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