Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2001

 
Table equivalent for Chart 2. All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, 1970–2001 (millions)
Year Total Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
1970 1.81 1.49 0.05 0.27
1971 1.99 1.65 0.06 0.29
1972 2.20 1.83 0.06 0.31
1973 2.42 2.02 0.08 0.32
1974 2.67 2.24 0.09 0.34
1975 2.96 2.49 0.11 0.36
1976 3.17 2.67 0.12 0.38
1977 3.37 2.84 0.13 0.40
1978 3.43 2.88 0.13 0.42
1979 3.44 2.87 0.13 0.44
1980 3.44 2.86 0.13 0.45
1981 3.36 2.78 0.12 0.46
1982 3.19 2.60 0.12 0.47
1983 3.17 2.57 0.11 0.49
1984 3.21 2.60 0.11 0.51
1985 3.29 2.66 0.11 0.53
1986 3.38 2.73 0.11 0.55
1987 3.45 2.79 0.11 0.56
1988 3.51 2.83 0.10 0.57
1989 3.58 2.90 0.10 0.59
1990 3.71 3.01 0.10 0.60
1991 3.93 3.19 0.11 0.62
1992 4.24 3.47 0.13 0.64
1993 4.53 3.73 0.15 0.66
1994 4.80 3.96 0.16 0.67
1995 5.04 4.19 0.17 0.69
1996 5.26 4.39 0.18 0.70
1997 5.40 4.51 0.19 0.70
1998 5.61 4.70 0.19 0.71
1999 5.80 4.88 0.20 0.72
2000 5.97 5.04 0.20 0.73
2001 6.21 5.27 0.20 0.74
SOURCE: Table 1.
Table equivalent for Chart 3. Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status as a percentage of state population aged 18–64, December 2001
State Percent
United States 3.4
Alabama 5.5
Alaska 2.1
Arizona 3.3
Arkansas 5.7
California 2.5
Colorado 2.4
Connecticut 3.1
Delaware 3.6
District of Columbia 2.6
Florida 3.8
Georgia 3.6
Hawaii 2.3
Idaho 3.1
Illinois 2.8
Indiana 3.4
Iowa 3.3
Kansas 3.0
Kentucky 6.0
Louisiana 4.2
Maine 5.0
Maryland 2.6
Massachusetts 3.6
Michigan 3.6
Minnesota 2.6
Mississippi 6.0
Missouri 4.3
Montana 3.6
Nebraska 3.0
Nevada 2.8
New Hampshire 3.3
New Jersey 2.8
New Mexico 3.4
New York 3.4
North Carolina 4.5
North Dakota 2.8
Ohio 3.4
Oklahoma 3.7
Oregon 3.1
Pennsylvania 3.6
Rhode Island 4.2
South Carolina 4.9
South Dakota 3.1
Tennessee 4.8
Texas 2.4
Utah 2.0
Vermont 3.8
Virginia 3.4
Washington 2.8
West Virginia 6.8
Wisconsin 3.0
Wyoming 3.0
SOURCE: Table 8.

Text description and table equivalent for Chart 4.
Age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current payment status, by sex, December 2001

This bar chart shows the percentage of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current payment status by sex and age group (under 25, 25-59 in 5-year increments, and 60 or older). The percentages range from about 1 percent for those under 25, to about 12 percent for those aged 40-45, and to about 22 percent for those aged 60 or older. Men make up the about same percentage as women before age 45, a slightly lower percentage in the 45-59 range, and a larger percentage in the 60 or older group. It is in this oldest group that there is the greatest difference between the percentage of men and women.

The data displayed in the chart are given in the table below.

Distribution of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current payment status, by age and sex, December 2001 (in percent)
Age Men Women
Under 25 0.9 0.8
25–29 2.0 2.0
30–34 4.0 4.0
35–39 7.2 7.1
40–44 11.2 11.1
45–49 14.0 14.3
50–54 17.5 18.0
55–59 20.5 21.1
60 or older 22.8 21.7
 
Table equivalent for Chart 5. Average monthly benefit of disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex, December 2001 (dollars)
Beneficiary Men Women
Disabled workers 913.7 688.3
Disabled widow(er)s 374.8 541.2
Disabled adult children 535.3 540.3
SOURCE: Table 3.
Table equivalent for Chart 6. Disabled beneficiaries in current payment status, by selected diagnostic groups, December 2001 (in percent)
Diagnostic group Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
Mental retardation 5.3 4.8 60.2
Other mental disorders 28.0 21.7 17.3
Nervous system 9.7 7.1 11.7
Musculoskeletal system 23.6 26.8 0.8
Endocrine diseases 4.6 10.1 0.5
Circulatory system 10.4 11.4 0.6
All other impairments 18.6 18.1 8.8
 
Table equivalent for Chart 7. Social Security disability awards, 1980–2001 (thousands)
Year Total Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
1980 446.08 397.00 16.00 33.00
1981 396.55 352.00 14.00 31.00
1982 338.28 297.00 12.00 29.00
1983 359.60 312.00 14.00 34.00
1984 415.59 362.00 17.00 36.00
1985 433.54 377.00 17.00 39.00
1986 475.81 417.00 18.00 41.00
1987 471.91 416.00 16.00 40.00
1988 463.52 409.00 15.00 39.00
1989 477.75 426.00 15.00 37.00
1990 522.17 468.00 15.00 39.00
1991 607.11 536.00 30.00 41.00
1992 716.88 637.00 33.00 47.00
1993 714.32 635.00 32.00 47.00
1994 706.26 632.00 30.00 44.00
1995 718.70 646.00 30.00 43.00
1996 693.53 624.00 29.00 41.00
1997 654.66 587.00 29.00 39.00
1998 677.47 608.00 29.00 40.00
1989 691.89 620.00 30.00 42.00
2000 675.60 611.00 28.00 37.00
2001 732.70 662.00 27.00 44.00
SOURCE: Table 24.
Table equivalent for Chart 8. Average monthly benefit awards, by sex, 2001 (dollars)
Beneficiary Men Women
Disabled workers 989.30 722.60
Disabled widow(er)s 374.00 546.70
Disabled adult children 411.70 446.30
SOURCE: Table 25.
Table equivalent for Chart 11. Educational level of disabled-worker beneficiaries, December 1999
Education level Percent
0–8 years of education 12
9–11 years of education 18
12 years of education 35
13–15 years of education 24
16 or more years of education 10
SOURCE: Table 43.
NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.