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Which of the following diagnoses is the most common reason why people qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits?

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Among the 10.2 million people who received Social Security disability payments in December of 2016, 35% obtained these benefits for mental disorders, 29% for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and 4% for injuries. Between 1965 and 2016, the U.S. population grew by 61%. During the same period, the number of people receiving disability benefits increased by 510%.

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