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
answers
flagSwitzerland
0%
83%
12%
4%
24
flagthe Philippines
0%
81%
14%
0%
27
flagItaly
0%
81%
11%
7%
27
flagPakistan
9%
86%
4%
0%
22
flagSpain
5%
80%
0%
15%
20
flagUkraine
9%
78%
6%
6%
33
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
76%
7%
11%
396
flagCanada
7%
76%
5%
8%
56
flagSweden
0%
76%
8%
16%
25
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
75%
9%
9%
84
flagthe Netherlands
0%
72%
14%
12%
47
flagthe United States
3%
71%
10%
12%
531
flagFrance
4%
71%
15%
8%
46
flagPoland
4%
70%
13%
11%
18231
flagAustralia
7%
70%
3%
14%
27
flagNorway
3%
69%
15%
12%
33
flagGermany
2%
68%
14%
14%
207
flagthe United Arab Emirates
19%
66%
9%
4%
21
flagIndia
10%
60%
14%
11%
167
flagUnknown
6%
59%
17%
16%
778

Gender

men66%
women70%
Cancers
5%
3%
Genetic disorders
66%
70%
Mental disorders
14%
14%
Viral infections
13%
11%

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