There is clear data to show that black men and women experience health disparities in comparison to their white counterparts across the age spectrum. Now there is also strong data to show that these disparities take a real toll in old age. In particular, older black women experience many more life-limiting disabilities than older white women do. The causes of this greater disability are likely rooted in lack of access and inadequate health care in their youth. The results are that in later life, black women live shorter lives than white women and those lives are more debilitated as they age. To better understand this phenomenon, Read Here.