- One-third of Black and Hispanic older adults had difficulties with daily tasks compared to one-fifth of white older adults.
- Black and Hispanic older adults who had difficulty with daily tasks were 1.5 times more likely to be without care support for one or more tasks than white older adults.
- These racial and ethnic differences were not present among low-income older adults, where rates of people without care support were high for everyone.
- Even though more Black and Hispanic older adults had difficulty with daily tasks than white older adults, they were no more likely to receive paid help, but relied heavily on family and friends.
- These differences between groups were consistent over time.
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