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Table 1 Personal characteristics, percentage distribution by FMR outcome, and final cessation rate for DI workers

From: Earnings after DI: evidence from full medical continuing disability reviews

  Total Continued (%) Ceased (%) Cessation rate (row %)
% N
Total 100.0 2,124,835 100.0 100.0 5.7
Age at initial FMR decision
 18 to 30 5.6 119,920 5.2 13.2 13.4
 30 to 39 22.4 475,571 21.8 32.7 8.4
 40 to 49 41.3 878,587 41.5 39.4 5.5
 50 to 59 30.6 650,757 31.6 14.7 2.8
Primary diagnosis
 Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.6 13,505 0.6 0.5 4.3
 Neoplasms 2.7 56,511 2.3 8.2 17.6
 Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 4.3 92,185 4.4 2.7 3.5
 Blood and blood-forming organs diseases 0.4 7844 0.3 0.8 12.1
 Other mental disorders 29.0 615,212 28.9 30.6 6.0
 Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders 7.9 167,896 7.9 7.8 5.6
 Intellectual disabilities 3.8 80,547 3.8 3.0 4.5
 Nervous system and sense organs diseases 8.5 181,598 8.7 6.0 4.0
 Circulatory system diseases 5.9 126,250 6.0 4.5 4.3
 Respiratory system diseases 1.7 36,363 1.7 1.6 5.3
 Digestive system diseases 2.1 45,286 2.1 3.5 9.5
 Genitourinary system diseases 1.7 37,164 1.6 3.9 12.9
 Skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases 0.4 7505 0.4 0.4 6.5
 Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases 19.7 418,955 20.0 14.4 4.2
 Congenital anomalies 0.2 4267 0.2 0.1 3.8
 Other 6.4 136,807 6.3 9.2 8.2
 Injuries 0.1 2887 0.1 0.1 6.1
 Unknown 4.4 94,053 4.5 2.8 3.6
N 2,124,835 2,003,363 121,472  
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations using Social Security administrative records
  2. Note: FMR full medical review. See text for full descriptions of the sample