Children Receiving SSI, 2004

 
Table 9. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2004
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 992,690 100.0 645,180 100.0 347,510 100.0
Congenital anomalies 48,130 4.8 25,830 4.0 22,300 6.4
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 6,080 0.6 2,970 0.5 3,110 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,610 0.3 1,340 0.2 1,270 0.4
Injuries 5,050 0.5 2,960 0.5 2,090 0.6
Mental disorders
Retardation 216,110 21.8 133,520 20.7 82,590 23.8
Other 431,200 43.4 317,700 49.2 113,500 32.7
Neoplasms 9,700 1.0 5,290 0.8 4,410 1.3
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,250 1.2 6,990 1.1 5,260 1.5
Circulatory system 5,040 0.5 2,620 0.4 2,420 0.7
Digestive system 5,130 0.5 2,860 0.4 2,270 0.7
Genitourinary system 2,660 0.3 1,500 0.2 1,160 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,700 0.8 3,640 0.6 4,060 1.2
Nervous system and sense organs 91,140 9.2 51,040 7.9 40,100 11.5
Respiratory system 26,040 2.6 16,540 2.6 9,500 2.7
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,030 0.1 560 0.1 470 0.1
Other 88,560 8.9 48,550 7.5 40,010 11.5
Unknown 34,260 3.5 21,270 3.3 12,990 3.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.