Table 3

Mean differences between screened and non-screened group: cross sectional (CS) and longitudinal (L) data adjusted for pancreatic function (positive values indicate advantage for screened)

One year
Mean (95% CI) difference of estimate
Five years
Mean (95% CI) difference of estimate
10 years
Mean (95% CI) difference of estimate
All ages (95% CI) unadjusted
Height SDS
 CS0.3 (−0.1, 0.7)0.4 (0.1, 0.8)0.4 (−0.1, 0.8)
 L0.2 (−0.3, 0.7)0.4 (−0.1, 0.8)0.4 (−0.1, 0.8) 0.3 (−0.1, 0.7)
Weight SDS
 CS0.5(0.2, 1.0)0.4 (−0.1, 0.8)0.3 (−0.1, 0.7)
 L0.5 (0.1, 0.9)0.2 (−0.2, 0.7)0.3 (−0.1, 0.7) 0.4 (0.1, 0.7)
FEV1 (% predicted)
 CS9.0 (2.6, 15.4)9.4 (0.8, 17.9)
 L7.3 (0.4, 14.3)8.3 (−0.1, 16.6) 8.6 (2.1, 15.0)
FVC (% predicted)
 CS8.5 (1.9, 15.2)8.4 (1.8, 15.0)
 L4.1 (−2.4, 10.7)7.3 (1.1, 13.5) 6.5 (1.0, 11.9)
FEF25-75 (% predicted)
 CS21.2 (9.0, 33.4)9.3 (−5.7, 24.2)
 L19.3 (5.8, 32.9)8.0 (−7.1, 23.1) 13.2 (1.6, 24.7)
CXR score
 CS1.0 (−0.4, 1.9)1.2 (−0.1, 2.6)1.0 (−1.0, 2.5)
 L1.0 (−0.4, 2.2)1.1 (−0.4, 2.6)1.0 (−1.2, 2.4) 1.0 (−0.1, 1.9)
Shwachman score
 CS2.4 (0.7, 4.1)3.8(1.0, 4.1)5.3 (1.2, 9.4)
 L2.3 (0.4, 4.1)2.8 (−0.3, 6.0)5.0 (0.8, 9.2) 3.6 (1.4, 5.7)
  • SDS = standard deviation score. Student’s ttest: p<0.05 and p<0.01 for difference between screened and non-screened group.