Native Americans report the highest proportion of their population age 5 and over needing assistance in activities of daily living (ADL), 2.6%. Native Americans and black non-Hispanics report 3.0% of their population needing assistance in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), the highest of all races/ethnicities.
Over 4.5 million white non-Hispanic people are estimated to need assistance in IADL only and another 2.5 million in ADL. Of black non-Hispanics, 819,000 need assistance in IADL only and another 553,000 in ADL.
Technical Note: Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Technical Note: The standard error for the values listed for Black Hispanics is too great to be a statistically reliable estimate.
Source: LaPlante, 1992
Survey: SIPP, 1992