Which diseases are exceptionally common among Amishes?

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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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flagPakistan
2%
87%
8%
1%
72
flagGreece
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84%
15%
0%
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flagItaly
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76%
14%
9%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
2%
73%
11%
11%
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flagAustralia
6%
72%
9%
6%
44
flagCanada
10%
70%
6%
10%
47
flagthe United States
5%
69%
11%
12%
613
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
69%
12%
11%
211
flagUnknown
0%
66%
9%
23%
21
flagPoland
4%
65%
15%
13%
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flagthe Philippines
6%
65%
16%
6%
43
flagGermany
5%
64%
22%
8%
276
flagthe Netherlands
8%
62%
12%
16%
24
flagMalaysia
4%
62%
4%
20%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
9%
61%
23%
4%
21
flagNigeria
20%
60%
13%
6%
15
flagIndia
12%
57%
15%
12%
285
flagSweden
0%
57%
21%
21%
14
flagAustria
17%
53%
17%
8%
56
flagSwitzerland
10%
46%
33%
10%
30