TABLE 5-8 Demographic Characteristics of Beneficiaries on September 30, 1999, and September 30, 2006

Diagnostic Categories (Code)

Mean Age

% Male

1999

2006

1999

2006

Primary Disability

 

 

 

 

Other mood disorders (9431–9433, 9435)

50.6

46.0

78.8

77.5

Psychotic disorders (9201–9211)

63.6

58.7

95.9

95.1

PTSD (9411)

61.8

59.1

97.2

96.4

Other anxiety disorders (9400–9410, 9412–9413)

76.9

68.9

96.3

93.6

Fibromyalgia (5025)

46.0

42.0

44.9

41.5

Colitis (7323)

58.4

52.0

93.2

90.4

Irritable bowel syndrome (7319)

61.4

51.2

87.3

80.9

Major depression (9434)

49.6

45.7

71.9

72.5

All other mental disorders (9300–9327, 9416–9425, 9440, 9520, 9521)

65.4

56.1

96.2

91.0

MS (8018)

61.9

55.2

87.6

82.3

Lumbosacral or cervical strains (5237, 5295)

57.3

49.3

93.2

89.3

Diabetes (7913)

61.1

59.8

97.0

99.0

Asthma (6602)

62.1

51.0

90.7

84.0

All other

65.8

58.4

95.4

93.0

Total

65.5

58.1

95.3

92.9

Primary or Secondary Disability

 

 

 

 

Other mood disorders (9431–9433, 9435)

51.1

46.5

78.5

77.0

Psychotic disorders (9201–9211)

63.6

58.8

95.6

94.9

PTSD (9411)

62.5

59.6

97.2

96.4

Other anxiety disorders (9400–9410, 9412–9413)

75.6

67.3

95.7

92.8

Fibromyalgia (5025)

47.5

44.1

48.1

45.3

Colitis (7323)

59.6

52.9

92.8

89.9

Irritable bowel syndrome (7319)

62.7

53.3

84.1

78.3

Major depression (9434)

50.2

46.4

72.4

73.1

All other mental disorders (9300–9327, 9416–9425, 9440, 9520, 9521)

63.9

54.5

95.5

89.7

MS (8018)

61.6

54.4

87.0

80.9

Lumbosacral or cervical strains (5237, 5295)

57.5

49.4

92.2

87.8

Diabetes (7913)

64.0

60.7

97.0

99.0

Asthma (6602)

60.3

49.8

88.1

81.1

NOTE: These data describe beneficiaries and not conditions. Therefore, the frequency in a particular diagnostic category refers to the number of beneficiaries with either a primary or any service-connected diagnosis in a category rather than the number of reported conditions in that category. Accordingly, for primary diagnoses the number of beneficiaries is equal to the number of conditions. The frequencies describing primary and/or secondary conditions in each diagnosis group are not mutually exclusive and individuals with reported service-connected diagnoses in more than one group are counted more than once. Non-service-connected conditions are not represented in these data.

SOURCE: Data provided to the committee by VA.



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