Children Receiving SSI, 2006

 
Table 4. Number and percentage distribution of SSI applications and awards for children, by selected characteristics, 2006
Characteristic Applications Awards
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Total 459,805 100.0 170,453 100.0
Age
Under 5 156,241 34.0 71,202 41.8
5–12 209,901 45.7 69,746 40.9
13–17 93,663 20.4 29,505 17.3
Sex
Male 286,975 62.4 109,800 64.4
Female 172,830 37.6 60,653 35.6
Citizenship status
Citizen 457,610 99.5 169,881 99.7
Noncitizen 2,195 0.5 572 0.3
Living arrangements a
Own household . . . . . . 17,242 10.1
Another's household . . . . . . 12,221 7.2
Parent's household . . . . . . 135,363 79.4
Medicaid institution . . . . . . 5,627 3.3
Diagnostic group a
Congenital anomalies . . . . . . 8,065 4.7
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases . . . . . . 1,144 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases . . . . . . 143 0.1
Injuries . . . . . . 1,061 0.6
Mental disorders
Retardation . . . . . . 18,123 10.6
Other . . . . . . 91,640 53.8
Neoplasms . . . . . . 2,820 1.7
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs . . . . . . 1,293 0.8
Circulatory system . . . . . . 943 0.6
Digestive system . . . . . . 1,492 0.9
Genitourinary system . . . . . . 548 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue . . . . . . 1,235 0.7
Nervous system and sense organs . . . . . . 10,536 6.2
Respiratory system . . . . . . 3,604 2.1
Skin and subcutaneous tissue . . . . . . 271 0.2
Other . . . . . . 23,894 14.0
Unknown . . . . . . 3,641 2.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Determined at award.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.