About 10,400 people in the UK, 30,000 people in the US, and 70,000 people worldwide have CF. The incidence among white people is about 1/3000; the incidence is lower among people of African, Hispanic, and Asian descent. It is most common among people of European descent. One study suggests that the incidence may be decreasing since the institution of newborn screening. Lung disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality.
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