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By Age Group, The Total Number Of People Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (2001).

Age
Total Number Of People Receiving SSDI Total Number 0f Men Receiving SSDI Total Number Of Women Receiving SSDI
Under 25 Years
112,621
66,388
46,233
25-29
167,427
94,895
72,532
30-34
285,054
159,804
125,250
35-39
478,018
268,918
209,100
40-44
696,225
391,632
304,593
45-49
837,982
463,852
374,130
50-54
1,032,040
555,011
477,029
55-59
1,223,370
633,151
590,219
60 Years Or Over
1,376,110
722,369
653,741
Total
6,208,847
3,356,020
2,852,827

Note: 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 men or women in an age group who received SSDI out of the total number of people who received SSDI in the same age group, divide the number of men or women in the age group who received SSDI by the total number of people in the age group who received SSDI and multiply the result by 100. Example: Of the total number of people age 45-49 who recieved SSDI, calculate the percent who were men. This calculation would be: 463,852/837,982=.554 and .554x100=55.4%

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

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