Logo for ICDI

International Center for Disability Information

By Diagnostic Group, The Total Number Of People With An Available Diagnosis Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (2001).
Diagnostic Group Total Receiving SSDI Men Receiving SSDI Women Receiving SSDI
Total
5,935,816
3,209,980
2,725,836
Infectious And Parasitic Diseases
104,933
77,952
26,981
Neoplasms
148,674
70,934
77,740
Endocrine, Nutritional, And Metabolic Diseases
262,548
100,064
162,484
Diseases Of The Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
14,961
7,004
7,957
Retardation
595,686
352,807
242,879
Other Mental Disorders
1,591,121
830,784
760,337
Diseases Of The Nervous System And Sense Organs
579,883
292,377
287,506
Diseases Of The Circulatory System
569,334
373,874
195,460
Diseases Of The Respiratory System
182,506
89,254
93,252
Diseases Of The Digestive System
77,344
41,218
36,126
Diseases Of The Genitourinary System
92,423
55,044
37,379
Diseases Of The Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue
13,548
5,438
8,110
Diseases Of The Musculoskeletal System And Connective Tissue
1,289,086
658,625
630,461
Congenital Anomalies
15,409
7,954
7,455
Injuries
254,625
179,165
75,460
Other
143,735
67,486
76,249

Note: The numbers in the row "Total" represent the total number of people who have an available diagnosis and who receive SSDI. Other people without an available diagnosis who have disabilities and who receive SSDI are not included in this Table.

The Social Security Administration considers a person to have a disability if they cannot do work they did before and adjustments to other work cannot be made due to a medical condition.

To find the percent of the total number of people receiving SSDI who were men or women in a certain diagnostic group, divide the number of men or women in the diagnostic group by the total number of people receiving SSDI and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of the total number of people receiving SSDI who were women receiving SSDI for Neoplasms. This calculation would be: 77,740/5,935,816=.013 and .013x100=1.3%

To find the percent of the total number of men or women receiving SSDI who were in a certain diagnostic group, divide the number of men or women in the diagnostic group by the total number of men or women receiving SSDI. Example: Of men receiving SSDI, calculate the percent who received SSDI for Injuries. This calculation would be: 179,165/3,209,980=.056 and .056x100=5.6%


Source: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2001.

Top of Page | Disability Tables