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
4%
90%
4%
0%
21
flagItaly
0%
81%
11%
7%
27
flagthe Philippines
0%
81%
13%
0%
22
flagUkraine
6%
80%
6%
6%
30
flagCanada
5%
79%
3%
9%
54
flagSweden
0%
77%
9%
13%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
75%
7%
11%
366
flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
72%
10%
10%
68
flagthe Netherlands
0%
72%
15%
11%
44
flagAustralia
4%
72%
4%
16%
25
flagthe United States
3%
71%
11%
11%
504
flagGermany
2%
70%
13%
13%
187
flagPoland
4%
69%
13%
11%
16571
flagFrance
4%
69%
16%
9%
42
flagNorway
3%
68%
15%
12%
32
flagthe United Arab Emirates
15%
68%
10%
5%
19
flagLithuania
0%
68%
26%
5%
19
flagIndia
10%
60%
14%
12%
148
flagUnknown
6%
59%
17%
15%
708

Gender

men67%
women69%
Cancers
5%
3%
Genetic disorders
67%
69%
Mental disorders
14%
14%
Viral infections
13%
12%

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