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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flagUkraine
5%
84%
0%
10%
19
flagCzech Republic
7%
84%
7%
0%
13
flagPakistan
5%
88%
5%
0%
17
flagSpain
6%
81%
0%
12%
16
flagItaly
0%
80%
9%
9%
21
flagCanada
5%
78%
3%
9%
52
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
77%
7%
10%
57
flagthe Philippines
0%
77%
16%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
0%
74%
15%
10%
39
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
73%
8%
12%
284
flagthe United States
4%
71%
11%
11%
425
flagPoland
4%
70%
12%
11%
12032
flagFrance
5%
70%
17%
5%
34
flagGermany
1%
69%
13%
15%
153
flagAustralia
5%
68%
5%
15%
19
flagLithuania
0%
68%
25%
6%
16
flagNorway
3%
65%
19%
11%
26
flagSweden
0%
64%
14%
21%
14
flagUU
10%
62%
13%
13%
29
flagIndia
12%
57%
14%
14%
126

Gender

men71%
women70%
Cancers
4%
3%
Genetic disorders
71%
70%
Mental disorders
11%
14%
Viral infections
12%
11%

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