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Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury Weekly Update Report, October 30, 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 20
Probable 41

Statistics

Statistics based on above confirmed and probable cases:

Gender Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Male 27 44%
Female 34 56%
Age Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Under age 30 31 51%
Ages 30-49 16 26%
Ages 50+ 14 23%
Did this case result
in hospitalization?
Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Yes, patient was hospitalized 50 82%
No, patient was not hospitalized 11 18%
Substance reported
to have been vaped*
Number of Confirmed
and Probable Cases
Percentage**
Nicotine only  18 30%
THC only 24 39%
Nicotine and THC 15 25%
CBD <5***  
Unknown <5***  

* Case investigations are ongoing and these data are subject to change.

** Total may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

*** Numbers under 5 are suppressed consistent with Departmental patient privacy and confidentiality policies.

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Date published: October 30, 2019
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