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Table 5 Descriptive statistics of SSDI applicants, by application duration, at the month of application

From: How do people with disabilities cope while waiting for disability insurance benefits?

  0-3 months 4-6 months 6-12 months Longer than 12 months
  Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation
Age 44.8 0.41 45.1 0.5 45.6 0.92 44.9 0.98
Male 55.2 1.61 53 2.21 50.9 3.95 52.5 4.64
Race         
  White 79.8 1.27 76.6 1.81 75.5 3.17 75.8 2.44
  Black 17.5 1.21 21.2 1.76 21.3 3.01 22.4 2.38
  Other 2.7 0.48 2.2 0.57 3.2 1.33 1.8 0.77
Education         
  High-school drop-out 31.5 1.46 31.7 1.98 31.4 3.35 32.3 2.68
  High-school graduate 36.9 1.5 37.3 2.04 39.6 3.6 37.3 2.73
  Some college 31.6 1.55 31 1.97 29 3.55 30.4 2.53
Marital status         
  Married 50.6 1.59 46.1 2.1 48.3 3.72 58.8 2.79
  Divorced 23.5 1.32 26.9 1.94 28.5 3.32 27.2 2.52
  Single 21.1 1.49 21.3 1.74 16 2.63 10.7 1.79
Family/household structure         
  Family size 2.7 0.06 2.7 0.07 2.7 0.13 2.8 0.09
  Household size 2.9 0.06 2.9 0.07 2.9 0.13 2.9 0.09
  Number of kids in family 0.7 0.03 0.7 0.04 0.6 0.07 0.8 0.06
Employment         
  Employed this month 25.8 1.35 23.5 1.82 21.4 2.86 27.6 2.5
Income         
  Income (person) 1,116 68.12 1,028 75.69 846 89.36 1,075 91.1
  Income (household) 3,166 106.23 2,992 124.07 2,846 200.57 3,125 165.55
  Earnings (monthly, person) 474 43.43 363 48.26 284 66.66 383 62.95
  Earnings (household) 2,170 89 1,954 106.6 1,908 187.94 2,030 141.45
SSDI         
  Application right-censored 2.9 0.58 9.3 1.25 19.9 3.35 62.7 2.75
  Application duration 1.3 0.22 4.1 0.04 8.1 0.13 28.6 1.66
  Month of first benefit payment 5.4 0.31 7.8 0.37 11 0.46 29.4 1.69
  Joint SSDI/SSI application 46.4 1.6 53.5 2.11 49.5 3.71 41.2 2.77
N 2,049   1,476   475   594