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Comparison of Mortality and Hospital Utilization Patterns Between Older Order Amish and Non-Amish Caucasians
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Author(s): Braxton C. Mitchell* * Corresponding Author

This dataset consists of comparisons of mortality and hospital discharge rates/diagnoses between Old Order Amish (OOA) living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and non-Amish Caucasians. The Anabaptist Genealogy Database Version 5 (AGDB5) and the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) were utilized for the mortality statistics for each cohort, respectively. Additionally, OOA health-related data were collected from hospital discharge records from 4 Lancaster County hospitals while the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) was used for non-Amish Caucasians. For each discharge the principal diagnosis and up to 6 additional diagnoses were recorded using ICD-9-CM codes. The dataset consists of demographics, mortality statistics, hospital discharge and diagnoses data, as well as longevity and health-related comparison analyses between the two groups.
2002 - 2004
Geographic Coverage
Lancaster County (Pa.)
Subject of Study
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years to 64 years)
Senior (65 years to 79 years)
Elderly (80 years and over)
Subject Gender
Grant Support
R01 HL69313/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
R01 DK54261/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
R01 AG1872801/National Institute on Aging
R01 HL088119/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
R01 AR046838/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
U01 HL72515/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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