According to the news release, the majority of Alabama cases have occurred among adolescents and young adults.
Preliminary CDC results mirror this finding with nearly 80 percent of 771 patients nationwide aged 34 or younger. Specifically, CDC data reveals:
• Nearly two-thirds of patients are 18-34;
• 21 percent of patients are 18-21; and
• 16 percent of patients are under 18.
In addition, about 70 percent of patients nationwide have been male, and all reported patients have a history of electronic cigarette use or vaping.