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  •    A common genetic disorder among Caucasians, this disease occurs in one of every 3,200 Caucasian births.   


  •  The mutation in the gene varies depending on geographical background. Cystic fibrosis occurs in one out of every 15,000 African-American births. The life expectancy of cystic fibrosis patients has been increasing over the past 40 years.   


  •   In the 1980s life expectancy of people with cystic fibrosis was 14 years.   


  •   10 years ago, the life expectancy of a person with cystic fibrosis was around 18 years. Today it is 35 years.   


  •  The average life expectancy of a newborn with cystic fibrosis has increased from 4 years to 32 years. There have estimations that 10 years have been added to the life expectancy of affected people in North America.   


  •  Over 90% of the affected infants now survive beyond one year. Studies show that life expectancy of children will exceed 40 years in the near future.   


  •   Life expectancy of individuals with adequate pancreatic function can be more than 50 years.   


  •  In the United States, approximately 30,000 people have cystic fibrosis. Around 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.   


  •   In Canada, the overall cystic fibrosis birth rate from 1971-1970 was stable. From 1988, cystic fibrosis birth rate increased to a rate of 1 in 3,608. Cystic fibrosis birth rate is stable for the last few years.   


  •   In the UK, cystic fibrosis birth is about 1 in 2400 and 4% of the people are cystic fibrosis carriers.


  •   80% of patients are diagnosed by the age of three. 10% of patients are diagnosed at the age of 18 and 3% patients are diagnosed in adulthood.


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William Etienne said

at 1:02 pm on Nov 1, 2009

What does the rainbow imply about the creators of the wiki?

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