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
flagPakistan
5%
89%
5%
0%
19
flagItaly
0%
80%
11%
7%
26
flagthe Philippines
0%
80%
15%
0%
20
flagCanada
5%
79%
3%
9%
54
flagUkraine
4%
78%
8%
8%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
75%
7%
11%
344
flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
74%
9%
9%
66
flagthe Netherlands
0%
72%
16%
11%
43
flagSweden
0%
72%
11%
16%
18
flagLithuania
0%
72%
22%
5%
18
flagthe United States
3%
71%
11%
11%
487
flagAustralia
4%
71%
4%
14%
21
flagPoland
4%
70%
12%
11%
14940
flagGermany
1%
69%
13%
14%
175
flagthe United Arab Emirates
15%
68%
10%
5%
19
flagFrance
5%
67%
17%
10%
40
flagNorway
3%
65%
17%
13%
29
flagIndia
11%
60%
13%
12%
143
flagUnknown
6%
58%
18%
15%
438

Gender

men68%
women70%
Cancers
5%
3%
Genetic disorders
68%
70%
Mental disorders
13%
14%
Viral infections
13%
11%

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