What is the prevalence of cystic fibrosis (CF) in the US?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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CF is an autosomal recessive disease affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 whites and 1 in 17,000 blacks in the United States. [28] It was estimated that in 2005, 10,000 adults in the United States would have CF, comprising 40% of the total CF population. [29]


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