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E-cigarette/Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Update Report, February 25, 2020

Massachusetts cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Cases reported

Massachusetts cases* that meet the CDC definition of EVALI.

Confirmed 46
Probable 81

Statistics

Statistics based on above confirmed and probable cases:

Gender Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Male 65 51%
Female 62 49%
Age Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Under age 30 56 44%
Ages 30-49 43 34%
Ages 50+ 28 22%
Did this case result
in hospitalization?
Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Yes, patient was hospitalized 110 87%
No, patient was not hospitalized 17 13%
Substance reported
to have been vaped*
Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Nicotine only  44 35%
THC only 43 34%
Nicotine and THC 31 24%
CBD <5***  
Other/Unknown ***  

* Investigations of confirmed and probable cases are ongoing, so these data are subject to change.

** Due to rounding, in some cases total may not add up to exactly 100 percent.

*** Numbers are suppressed for privacy reasons or to prevent back calculations.

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Date published: February 25, 2020
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