Which diseases are exceptionally common among Amishes?

Cancers
Genetic disorders
Mental disorders
Viral infections
Since almost all Amish descend from about 200 18th-­cen­tu­ry founder­s, genetic dis­or­ders that come out due to in­breed­ing increase the mor­tal­i­ty rate among Amish chil­dren. In con­trast, cancer rates are 56 percent of the national rate.

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Cancers
Genetic disorders
Mental disorders
Viral infections
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flagSwitzerland
0%
92%
7%
0%
13
flagUkraine
5%
84%
0%
10%
19
flagIndonesia
0%
84%
7%
7%
13
flagSpain
6%
81%
0%
12%
16
flagItaly
0%
80%
9%
9%
21
flagCanada
4%
79%
4%
10%
48
flagPakistan
7%
85%
7%
0%
14
flagthe Philippines
0%
76%
17%
0%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
75%
7%
11%
53
flagthe Netherlands
0%
75%
16%
8%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
74%
7%
13%
259
flagthe United States
3%
71%
11%
11%
410
flagPoland
4%
70%
12%
11%
11452
flagGermany
1%
68%
14%
14%
145
flagLithuania
0%
68%
25%
6%
16
flagFrance
6%
66%
20%
6%
30
flagAustralia
5%
66%
5%
16%
18
flagNorway
3%
65%
19%
11%
26
flagSweden
0%
64%
14%
21%
14
flagIndia
12%
56%
14%
14%
124

Gender

men71%
women70%
Cancers
4%
3%
Genetic disorders
71%
70%
Mental disorders
11%
14%
Viral infections
12%
11%

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