Differences in growth status of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) between the United States and Canada were reported in the 1980s based on analysis of data from 2 regional CF centers.
We evaluated the current growth status of the entire CF population in the United States and Canada in view of recent advances in the treatment of CF.
Growth data from the 1992-1994 CF Patient Registries were analyzed.
Mean height and weight were at approximately the 30th percentile for children with CF in the United States. Mean height and weight were 4-5 percentiles higher in children with CF in Canada than in those in the United States (P