Amish Mortality Rates in the Twenty-First Century
Keywords:accidents, Anabaptist, Amish, COVID, death rate, infant mortality, mortality, population growth, rural, stillbirths, The Diary
This research documents the mortality rates of the Amish from 2014 through 2021 using data found in The Diary of the Old Order Churches, a monthly publication designed to serve the Old Order Amish throughout the Americas. Data collected included month and year of death, age at death, gender, place of death by state/province/country, reported cause of death, and family name of parents in cases of stillbirth or infant mortality. Data revealed that the Amish have experienced five peaks in death rates, two prior to COVID and three during the COVID pandemic. Data also revealed differences in deaths due to accidents, cancer, and heart issues related to gender.
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