Children Receiving SSI, 2005

 
Table 8. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and age, December 2005
Diagnostic group All ages Under 3 3–5 6–12 13–17
Number
All recipients under age 18 1,036,990 76,890 133,850 439,890 386,360
Congenital anomalies 50,730 12,350 11,390 17,990 9,000
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 6,420 780 1,100 2,370 2,170
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,420 80 210 980 1,150
Injuries 5,240 460 850 2,050 1,880
Mental disorders
Retardation 205,520 2,030 10,080 75,150 118,260
Other 480,290 7,150 54,100 234,700 184,340
Neoplasms 10,460 850 2,660 4,580 2,370
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,590 740 2,020 5,460 4,370
Circulatory system 5,310 1,150 1,280 1,620 1,260
Digestive system 5,630 1,830 1,590 1,410 800
Genitourinary system 2,680 250 400 1,020 1,010
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,890 470 1,120 2,870 3,430
Nervous system and sense organs 91,510 6,260 14,710 39,410 31,130
Respiratory system 26,240 3,240 6,920 10,740 5,340
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,210 150 290 490 280
Other 89,060 35,000 20,630 25,440 7,990
Unknown 33,790 4,100 4,500 13,610 11,580
Percent
All recipients under age 18 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 4.9 16.1 8.5 4.1 2.3
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 0.6 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3
Injuries 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 19.8 2.6 7.5 17.1 30.6
Other 46.3 9.3 40.4 53.4 47.7
Neoplasms 1.0 1.1 2.0 1.0 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1.2 1.0 1.5 1.2 1.1
Circulatory system 0.5 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.3
Digestive system 0.5 2.4 1.2 0.3 0.2
Genitourinary system 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.9
Nervous system and sense organs 8.8 8.1 11.0 9.0 8.1
Respiratory system 2.5 4.2 5.2 2.4 1.4
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Other 8.6 45.5 15.4 5.8 2.1
Unknown 3.3 5.3 3.4 3.1 3.0
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.