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Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury Weekly Update Report, October 23, 2019

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 vaping-associated pulmonary injury.

Confirmed 16
Probable 30

Statistics

Statistics based on above confirmed and probable cases:

Gender Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Male 19 41%
Female 27 59%
Age Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Under age 30 21 46%
Ages 30-49 14 30%
Ages 50+ 11 24%
Did this case result
in hospitalization?
Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Yes, patient was hospitalized 40 87%
No, patient was not hospitalized 6 13%
Substance reported
to have been vaped*
Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Nicotine only  11 24%
THC only 19 41%
Nicotine and THC 12 26%
CBD <5***  
Unknown <5***  

* 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 under 5 are suppressed for privacy reasons.

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Date published: October 23, 2019
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