Children Receiving SSI, 2004

 
Table 8. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and age, December 2004
Diagnostic group All ages Under 3 3–5 6–12 13–17
Number
All recipients under age 18 992,690 76,180 127,280 426,080 363,150
Congenital anomalies 48,130 11,710 10,830 17,310 8,280
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 6,080 680 980 2,380 2,040
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,610 80 170 1,250 1,110
Injuries 5,050 430 790 2,090 1,740
Mental disorders
Retardation 216,110 1,920 10,090 82,340 121,760
Other 431,200 6,790 48,380 214,470 161,560
Neoplasms 9,700 990 2,100 4,360 2,250
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,250 760 1,880 5,400 4,210
Circulatory system 5,040 1,230 980 1,840 990
Digestive system 5,130 1,790 1,410 1,230 700
Genitourinary system 2,660 330 370 970 990
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,700 560 940 2,890 3,310
Nervous system and sense organs 91,140 6,100 14,440 40,180 30,420
Respiratory system 26,040 3,690 7,010 10,440 4,900
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,030 120 240 450 220
Other 88,560 35,550 21,990 23,690 7,330
Unknown 34,260 3,450 4,680 14,790 11,340
Percent
All recipients under age 18 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 4.8 15.4 8.5 4.1 2.3
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3
Injuries 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 21.8 2.5 7.9 19.3 33.5
Other 43.4 8.9 38.0 50.3 44.5
Neoplasms 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.0 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1.2 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.2
Circulatory system 0.5 1.6 0.8 0.4 0.3
Digestive system 0.5 2.3 1.1 0.3 0.2
Genitourinary system 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9
Nervous system and sense organs 9.2 8.0 11.3 9.4 8.4
Respiratory system 2.6 4.8 5.5 2.5 1.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Other 8.9 46.7 17.3 5.6 2.0
Unknown 3.5 4.5 3.7 3.5 3.1
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.