Codes and Frequencies
TELCEL indicates whether a person is a member of a family with at least one working cellular phone.
Interviewers asked, "Does anyone in your family have a working cellular telephone?" Thus, as noted above, TELCEL only provides information about whether the person is a member of a family with at least one working cellular telephone. TELCEL does not provide any information about which family member(s) has or have a working cellular telephone.
Researchers may want to use TELCEL in conjunction with the following variables:
- Number of working cell phones family has (TELCELNO)
- Family has 1+ currently working, non-cell phones inside home (TELNONCEL)
- 2003-2018: All persons.
- 2003-2018 : PERWEIGHT