Children Receiving SSI, 2005

 
Table 9. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2005
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 1,036,990 100.0 678,560 100.0 358,430 100.0
Congenital anomalies 50,730 4.9 26,940 4.0 23,790 6.6
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 6,420 0.6 3,080 0.5 3,340 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2,420 0.2 1,210 0.2 1,210 0.3
Injuries 5,240 0.5 3,130 0.5 2,110 0.6
Mental disorders
Retardation 205,520 19.8 126,790 18.7 78,730 22.0
Other 480,290 46.3 353,990 52.2 126,300 35.2
Neoplasms 10,460 1.0 5,810 0.9 4,650 1.3
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,590 1.2 7,230 1.1 5,360 1.5
Circulatory system 5,310 0.5 2,760 0.4 2,550 0.7
Digestive system 5,630 0.5 3,150 0.5 2,480 0.7
Genitourinary system 2,680 0.3 1,590 0.2 1,090 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,890 0.8 3,730 0.5 4,160 1.2
Nervous system and sense organs 91,510 8.8 51,630 7.6 39,880 11.1
Respiratory system 26,240 2.5 16,610 2.4 9,630 2.7
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,210 0.1 690 0.1 520 0.1
Other 89,060 8.6 49,350 7.3 39,710 11.1
Unknown 33,790 3.3 20,870 3.1 12,920 3.6
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.