Study: African-Americans And Hispanics Become Disabled Faster Than Whites – News Hub

ATLANTA—African-Americans and Hispanics develop functional limitations faster and have a greater risk of developing limitations because of chronic conditions compared to whites, according to a study led by researchers at Georgia State University.

The study investigated whether the risk of becoming functionally limited – the condition of becoming unable to perform simple, physical tasks – is more accelerated in African-Americans and Hispanics compared to whites. It examined whether the link between chronic conditions and functional limitations varies by race/ethnicity and if socioeconomic status accounts for any racial differences in the association between chronic conditions and functional limitations. The findings are published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological…

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