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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flagCzech Republic
5%
88%
5%
0%
18
flagUkraine
5%
84%
0%
10%
19
flagPakistan
5%
88%
5%
0%
17
flagItaly
0%
81%
9%
9%
22
flagCanada
5%
79%
3%
9%
54
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
78%
6%
10%
60
flagthe Philippines
0%
78%
15%
0%
19
flagthe Netherlands
0%
75%
14%
9%
41
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
74%
8%
11%
327
flagPoland
4%
71%
12%
11%
13214
flagUnknown
7%
71%
7%
12%
81
flagthe United States
3%
70%
11%
11%
467
flagGermany
1%
70%
13%
14%
169
flagSweden
0%
70%
11%
17%
17
flagFrance
5%
69%
17%
7%
39
flagAustralia
5%
68%
5%
15%
19
flagLithuania
0%
68%
25%
6%
16
flagthe United Arab Emirates
16%
66%
11%
5%
18
flagNorway
3%
64%
17%
14%
28
flagIndia
11%
60%
13%
13%
138

Gender

men71%
women71%
Cancers
4%
3%
Genetic disorders
71%
71%
Mental disorders
11%
13%
Viral infections
12%
11%

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