Children Receiving SSI, December 2003

 
Table 9. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2003
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 959,310 100.0 619,450 100.0 339,860 100.0
Congenital anomalies 47,460 4.9 25,240 4.1 22,220 6.5
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 6,340 0.7 2,960 0.5 3,380 1.0
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,540 0.3 1,250 0.2 1,290 0.4
Injuries 5,190 0.5 3,150 0.5 2,040 0.6
Mental disorders
Retardation 228,150 23.8 140,630 22.7 87,520 25.8
Other 384,750 40.1 284,690 46.0 100,060 29.4
Neoplasms 9,370 1.0 5,060 0.8 4,310 1.3
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,200 1.3 6,940 1.1 5,260 1.5
Circulatory system 5,000 0.5 2,500 0.4 2,500 0.7
Digestive system 4,910 0.5 2,610 0.4 2,300 0.7
Genitourinary system 2,690 0.3 1,560 0.3 1,130 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,760 0.8 3,780 0.6 3,980 1.2
Nervous system and sense organs 93,230 9.7 52,090 8.4 41,140 12.1
Respiratory system 25,630 2.7 16,050 2.6 9,580 2.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 920 0.1 490 0.1 430 0.1
Other 86,290 9.0 47,710 7.7 38,580 11.4
Unknown 36,880 3.8 22,740 3.7 14,140 4.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.