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%
90%
10%
0%
20
flagItaly
0%
81%
11%
7%
27
flagPakistan
9%
86%
4%
0%
22
flagUkraine
6%
80%
6%
6%
30
flagthe Philippines
0%
80%
15%
0%
26
flagSpain
5%
80%
0%
15%
20
flagCanada
7%
78%
3%
9%
55
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
76%
7%
11%
384
flagRepublic of Ireland
6%
73%
9%
9%
73
flagSweden
0%
73%
8%
17%
23
flagAustralia
4%
72%
4%
16%
25
flagthe United States
3%
71%
11%
12%
515
flagthe Netherlands
0%
71%
15%
13%
46
flagPoland
4%
70%
13%
11%
17290
flagFrance
4%
70%
15%
9%
44
flagGermany
2%
69%
13%
14%
196
flagNorway
3%
69%
15%
12%
33
flagthe United Arab Emirates
20%
65%
10%
5%
20
flagIndia
11%
60%
14%
12%
161
flagUnknown
6%
59%
18%
15%
754

Gender

men66%
women69%
Cancers
5%
3%
Genetic disorders
66%
70%
Mental disorders
14%
14%
Viral infections
13%
11%

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