Children Receiving SSI, 2006

 
Table 9. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2006
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 1,078,977 100.0 707,388 100.0 371,589 100.0
Congenital anomalies 54,461 5.0 29,259 4.1 25,202 6.8
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 7,061 0.7 3,647 0.5 3,414 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,304 0.2 1,155 0.2 1,149 0.3
Injuries 5,701 0.5 3,366 0.5 2,335 0.6
Mental disorders
Retardation 192,912 17.9 119,256 16.9 73,656 19.8
Other 524,425 48.6 385,132 54.4 139,293 37.5
Neoplasms 10,972 1.0 6,060 0.9 4,912 1.3
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,647 1.2 7,166 1.0 5,481 1.5
Circulatory system 5,184 0.5 2,839 0.4 2,345 0.6
Digestive system 6,623 0.6 3,615 0.5 3,008 0.8
Genitourinary system 2,995 0.3 1,774 0.3 1,221 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,826 0.7 3,823 0.5 4,003 1.1
Nervous system and sense organs 92,889 8.6 51,956 7.3 40,933 11.0
Respiratory system 28,240 2.6 18,170 2.6 10,070 2.7
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,312 0.1 675 0.1 637 0.2
Other 96,492 8.9 53,236 7.5 43,256 11.6
Unknown 26,933 2.5 16,259 2.3 10,674 2.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.