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Cystic Fibrosis Facts

Ethnic differences cystic fibrosis occurs in:

  • 1 in 3,000 Caucasian births
  • 1 in 15,000 African Americans births
  • 1 in 31,000 Asian Americans birth

The gene that causes cystic fibrosis is a recessive gene, which means in order to get the disease you must inherit the gene from both of your parents.

Source NHLBI
Created 05-15-05

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