Program Statistics

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program offers high-quality, compassionate healthcare to those directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks.

We provide medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This group is known as Responders.

The Program also provides initial screenings and treatment to those who were present on the day of the attacks or who worked, lived, or went to school in the New York City disaster area on September 11th or the months that followed. This group is known as Survivors.

The WTC Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. In 2015, the Program was reauthorized until 2090.

Facts about the WTC Health Program

Below you will find general program information related to members enrolled and members certified (approved) for treatment of health conditions in the WTC Health Program. This information is updated quarterly.

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Overall Enrollment in the WTC Health Program

Month Responder Survivor
Jul 2011 56,204
Dec 2012 57,535 6,051
Mar 2013 57,779 6,162
Jun 2013 58,169 6,310
Sep 2013 58,701 6,549
Dec 2013 59,776 7,092
Mar 2014 60,176 7,466
Jun 2014 60,767 7,704
Sep 2014 61,797 7,982
Dec 2014 62,509 8,384
Mar 2015 62,948 8,632
Jun 2015 63,423 8,910
Sep 2015 64,003 9,139
Dec 2015 64,400 9,327
Mar 2016 64,797 9,555
Jun 2016 65,201 9,772
Sep 2016 65,667 10,058
Dec 2016 66,388 10,612
Mar 2017 67,080 11,216
Jun 2017 67,919 12,063
Sep 2017 68,817 13,373

Note: The Program started on July 1, 2011, and at that time, 56,204 Responders were “grandfathered” from previous Federal activities. On September 29, 2011, 5,176 Survivors were likewise “grandfathered”. The chart above depicts enrollment from the beginning of the Program, starting with “grandfathered” members and the cumulative addition of new members each quarter. The date labels correspond to the end of the quarter (i.e., December 2016 represents cumulative members through December 31, 2016).

Data current as of June 30, 2017

New Enrollees - Past 12 Months

Month Responder Survivor Total
Oct 2016 199 199 398
Nov 2016 355 214 569
Dec 2016 167 141 308
Jan 2017 205 225 430
Feb 2017 220 181 401
Mar 2017 267 198 465
Apr 2017 368 260 628
May 2017 263 321 584
Jun 2017 208 266 474
Jul 2017 249 327 576
Aug 2017 357 539 896
Sep 2017 292 444 736

Data current as of September 30, 2017

WTC Health Program Enrollment by Member Type

Member Type # %
General Responders 51,419 63%
FDNY Responders 16,920 21%
Survivors 13,373 16%
Pentagon / Shanksville Responders 478 1%
Total Members 82,190

Note: Of the total members, 1,442 are deceased.

Data current as of September 30, 2017

WTC Health Program Enrollment Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 496 1% 561 4% 1,057 1%
35-44 9,180 14% 1,388 10% 10,568 13%
45-54 26,997 40% 3,089 23% 30,086 37%
55-64 20,823 31% 4,372 33% 25,195 31%
65-74 6,820 10% 2,780 21% 9,600 12%
Greater than 74 2,097 3% 1,063 8% 3,160 4%
Not Available 1,008 1% 2 0% 1,010 1%
Total Members 67,421 84% 13,255 16% 80,676

Note: This data does not include 1,396 deceased Responders or 118 deceased Survivors.

Data current as of September 30, 2017

WTC Health Program Member Type by Gender

Note: These data do not include the 1,348 deceased males or 166 deceased females

Age Responder Survivor Total
Male 58,753 87% 6,644 50% 65,397 81%
Female 8,228 12% 6,606 50% 14,834 18%
Not Available 440 1% 5 0% 445 1%

Data current as of September 30, 2017

WTC Health Program Members by State

State Members
Alabama 50-99
Alaska 0-49
Arizona 100-499
Arkansas 0-49
California 500-999
Colorado 100-499
Connecticut 500-999
Delaware 100-499
Florida 1,000-9,999
Georgia 100-499
Hawaii 0-49
Idaho 0-49
Illinois 100-499
Indiana 100-499
Iowa 0-49
Kansas 0-49
Kentucky 50-99
Louisiana 0-49
Maine 50-99
Maryland 100-499
Massachusetts 100-499
Michigan 50-99
Minnesota 50-99
Mississippi 0-49
Missouri 50-99
Montana 0-49
Nebraska 0-49
Nevada 100-499
New Hampshire 50-99
New Jersey 1,000-9,999
New Mexico 50-99
New York >9,999
North Carolina 500-999
North Dakota 0-49
Ohio 100-499
Oklahoma 0-49
Oregon 50-99
Pennsylvania 1,000-9,999
Rhode Island 50-99
South Carolina 500-999
South Dakota 0-49
Tennessee 100-499
Texas 100-499
Utah 50-99
Vermont 0-49
Virginia 500-999
Washington 100-499
West Virginia 0-49
Wisconsin 50-99
Wyoming 0-49

Note: Of the 82,190 members enrolled in the Program, 11,955 members live outside the New York City Metropolitan Area. These members are served through the Nationwide Provider Network.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Treatment and Certified Conditions in the WTC Health Program

Members with Certifications by Zadroga Act Categories of Conditions

Living Members

Certification Category Responder Survivor
Aerodigestive 29,380 5,352
Mental Health 10,222 3,268
Cancer 6,221 1,265
Musculoskeletal and Acute Traumatic Injuries 486 <10

Deceased Members

Certification Category Responder Survivor
Aerodigestive 345 32
Mental Health 136 16
Cancer 253 26
Musculoskeletal and Acute Traumatic Injuries 4 0

Note: Individual members may have certifications is more than one category. Data in the bar graph represents living members only.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Top 10 Certified Conditions

Certified Condition Responder Survivor
Rhinosinusitis 21,579 2,785
GERD 19,156 2,470
Asthma 11,090 2,685
Sleep Apnea 8,981 380
PTSD 6,270 1,738
Cancers 6,474 1,291
Respiratory Disorder 6,723 803
Pulmonary Disease 2,646 248
Depression (NOS)* 2,346 475
Anxiety Disorder (NOS)* 2,110 515

Note: Individual members may have certification in more tha one category.
The notation (NOS) refers to “not otherwise specified.”

Data current as of September 30, 2017

Top 15 Certified Cancers

Certified Cancer Responder Survivor
Non-melanoma Skin 2,277 121
Prostate 1,383 194
Melanoma of Skin 492 29
Lymphoma 326 89
Thyroid 297 109
Breast – Female 164 198
Lung/Bronchus 259 96
Kidney 263 59
Leukemia 229 64
Colon 224 42
Bladder 224 40
Myeloma 98 54
Oropharynx 80 28
Rectum 70 11
Tonsil 69 10

Note: Individual members may have certifications in more than one category.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Members by Number of Certifications

Number of Certifications Number Percent
1 10,608 25.7
2 9,079 22.0
3 7,454 18.1
4 5,447 13.2
5 3,508 8.5
6 2,283 5.5
7 1,221 3.0
8 707 1.7
9 412 1.0
10 or more 523 1.3

Note: 41,242 members have one or more certifications, which is the sum of the numbers on the chart above.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Members with Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 48 0% 239 3% 287 1%
35-44 3,068 9% 662 9% 3,730 9%
45-54 12,824 38% 1,483 21% 14,307 35%
55-64 12,337 37% 2,416 34% 14,753 36%
65-74 4,417 13% 1,672 24% 6,089 15%
Greater than 74 957 3% 546 8% 1,503 4%

Note: 40,669 members have at least one certification. These data do not include 573 deceased members who held certifications.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Members with Aerodigestive Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 33 0% 174 3% 207 1%
35-44 2,674 10% 510 10% 3,184 9%
45-54 11,472 39% 1,148 21% 12,620 36%
55-64 10,720 36% 1,831 34% 12,551 36%
65-74 3,722 13% 1,273 24% 4,995 14%
Greater than 74 759 3% 416 8% 1,175 3%

Note: 34,732 members hold at least one aerodigestive certification. These data do not include 377 deceased members who held aerodigestive certifications.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Members with Mental Health Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 21 0% 119 4% 140 1%
35-44 934 9% 340 10% 1,274 9%
45-54 3,944 39% 696 21% 4,640 34%
55-64 3,888 38% 1,183 36% 5,071 38%
65-74 1,242 12% 713 22% 1,955 14%
Greater than 74 193 2% 217 7% 410 3%

Note: 13,490 members hold at least one mental health certification. These data do not include 152 deceased members who held mental health certifications.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglace.html

Members with Cancer Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 45 183 3% 78 6% 261 3%
45-54 1,552 25% 221 17% 1,773 24%
55-64 2,671 43% 462 37% 3,133 42%
65-74 1,425 23% 386 31% 1,811 24%
Greater than 74 390 6% 118 9% 508 7%

Note: 7,486 members hold at least one cancer certification. These data do not include 279 deceased members who held cancer certifications.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

Members with Muskuloskeletal and Acute Traumatic Injuries Certifications Age Distribution

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Age Responder
Under 45 24 5%
45-54 137 28%
55-64 214 44%
65-74 98 20%
Greater than 74 13 3%

Note: These data do not include 4 deceased members who held musculoskeletal certifications.

Data current as of September 30, 2017. For online access, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc/ataglance.html

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