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Profiling the mobile-only population in Australia: insights from the Australian National Health Survey

Baffour-Awuah, Bernard; Haynes, Michele; Dinsdale, Shane; Western, Mark; Pennay, Darren


Background: The Australian population that relies on mobile phones exclusively has increased from 5% in 2005 to 29% in 2014. Failing to include this mobile-only population leads to a potential bias in estimates from landline-based telephone surveys. This paper considers the impacts on selected health prevalence estimates with and without the mobile-only population. Methods: Using data from the Australian Health Survey – which, for the first time, included a question on telephone status – we...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12549
Access Rights: Open Access


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