Children Receiving SSI, December 2003

 
Table 8. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and age, December 2003
Diagnostic group All ages Under 3 3–5 6–12 13–17
Number
All recipients under age 18 959,310 77,030 123,350 416,940 341,990
Congenital anomalies 47,460 11,890 10,820 17,450 7,300
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 6,340 700 1,080 2,330 2,230
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,540 110 180 1,370 880
Injuries 5,190 420 950 2,090 1,730
Mental disorders
Retardation 228,150 1,820 10,780 91,460 124,090
Other 384,750 6,380 43,610 193,760 141,000
Neoplasms 9,370 770 2,240 4,070 2,290
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,200 810 1,980 5,600 3,810
Circulatory system 5,000 1,170 1,120 1,790 920
Digestive system 4,910 1,680 1,430 1,170 630
Genitourinary system 2,690 370 350 920 1,050
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,760 620 970 2,920 3,250
Nervous system and sense organs 93,230 6,440 13,950 42,960 29,880
Respiratory system 25,630 3,750 7,110 10,270 4,500
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 920 100 210 450 160
Other 86,290 36,540 21,400 21,780 6,570
Unknown 36,880 3,460 5,170 16,550 11,700
Percent
All recipients under age 18 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 4.9 15.4 8.8 4.2 2.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3
Injuries 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 23.8 2.4 8.7 21.9 36.3
Other 40.1 8.3 35.4 46.5 41.2
Neoplasms 1.0 1.0 1.8 1.0 0.7
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1.3 1.1 1.6 1.3 1.1
Circulatory system 0.5 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.3
Digestive system 0.5 2.2 1.2 0.3 0.2
Genitourinary system 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0
Nervous system and sense organs 9.7 8.4 11.3 10.3 8.7
Respiratory system 2.7 4.9 5.8 2.5 1.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0
Other 9.0 47.4 17.3 5.2 1.9
Unknown 3.8 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.4
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.