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Table 2 CDR 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
CDR diary type
 MIE 18.9 400,820 18.5 24.8 7.5
 MIP 71.8 1,526,419 71.9 70.4 5.6
 MINE 9.3 197,596 9.6 4.9 3.0
CDR release type
 Direct release 81.5 1,731,979 81.2 86.1 6.0
 Mailer 18.5 392,856 18.8 13.9 4.3
CDR profile score
 Low 15.1 320,933 15.5 8.6 3.3
 Medium 32.7 693,830 33.3 21.4 3.7
 High 52.2 1,110,072 51.2 70.0 7.7
Year of initial FMR decision
 1998 18.2 386,742 18.3 16.6 5.2
 1999 12.5 264,635 12.5 11.9 5.5
 2000 15.8 336,061 15.9 13.8 5.0
 2001 14.6 311,139 14.9 11.1 4.3
 2002 11.4 241,280 11.3 12.1 6.1
 2003 6.2 132,684 6.1 8.1 7.5
 2004 6.4 136,917 6.3 8.2 7.3
 2005 6.6 140,282 6.5 8.3 7.2
 2006 3.5 74,509 3.4 4.8 7.8
 2007 2.6 55,905 2.6 3.1 6.7
 2008 2.1 44,681 2.1 2.0 5.5
N 2,124,835 2,003,363 121,472  
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations using Social Security administrative records
  2. CDR continuing disability review, FMR full medical review, MINE medical improvement not expected, MIP medical improvement possible, MIE medical improvement expected, DI disability insurance. See text for full descriptions of the sample