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ICD-9 UDOH External Cause of Injury

  • Information in the ICD-9 UDOH Injury Causes are consistent with the injury case definitions found in the Consensus Recommendations for Using Hospital Discharge Data for Injury Surveillance (2003) developed by the State and Territorial Injury Program Directors Association (STIPDA) Injury Surveillance Workgroup (see pages 7-11).



  • The ICD-9 UDOH External Cause of Injury codes are used in the Injury Mortality, Injury Inpatient Hospital Discharge and Injury Emergency Department Encounter Query Modules.



  • Code List (last updated October 2005)


  • Selections available in IBIS are numbered in the leftmost column. The codes are broken out by intent in the columns of the table.

    ICD-9 UDOH External Cause of Injury Matrix
    For use with Injury Mortality, Inpatient Hospital and ED query systems
    Intent
    MECHANISM All Injury Unintentional Suicide Homicide Undetermined Other*
    All Injury E800-E869, E880-E929, E950-E978, E980-E998, E979, E999 E800-E869, E880-E929 E950-E959 E960-E969, E979, E999 E980-E989 E970-E978, E990-E998
    1. Cut/Pierce E920, E956, E966, E986, E974 E920 E956 E966 E986 E974
    2. Drowning/Submersion E910, E954, E964, E984 E910 E954 E964 E984 -
    3. Fall E880-E886, E888, E957, E968.1, E987 E880-E886, E888 E957 E968.1 E987 -
    Fire/hot object or substance
    4. Fire/Flame/Smoke E890-E899, E958.1, E968.0, E988.1, E979.3 E890-E899 E958.1 E968.0, E979.3 E988.1 -
    5. Hot Object/Substance, Caustic Substance E924, E958 (.2, .7), E961, E968.3, E988 (.2, .7) E924 E958 (.2, .7) E961, E968.3 E988 (.2, .7) -
    6. Firearm E922 (.0-.3, .8-.9), E955 (.0-.4), E965 (.0-.4), E985 (.0-.4), E970, E979.4 E922 (.0-.3, .8-.9) E955 (.0-.4) E965 (.0-.4), E979.4 E985 (.0-.4) E970
    7. Machinery E919 E919 - - - -
    All Transport
    Motor Vehicle, Traffic
    8. Occupant Injured E810-E819 (.0, .1) E810-E819 (.0, .1) - - - -
    9. Motorcyclist Injured E810-E819 (.2, .3) E810-E819 (.2, .3) - - - -
    10. Pedal Cyclist Injured E810-E819 (.6) E810-E819 (.6) - - - -
    11. Pedestrian Injured E810-E819 (.7) E810-E819 (.7) - - - -
    12. Other and Unspecified E810-E819 (.4, .5, .8, .9) , E958.5, E968.5, E988.5 E810-E819 (.4, .5, .8, .9) E958.5 E968.5 E988.5 -
    Motor Vehicle, Non-traffic
    13. Pedal Cyclist, Other E800-E807 (.3), E820-E825 (.6), E826 (.1, .9), E827-E829 (.1) E800-E807 (.3), E820-E825 (.6), E826 (.1, .9), E827-E829 (.1) - - - -
    14. Pedestrian, Other E800-E807 (.2), E820-E825 (.7), E826-E829 (.0) E800-E807 (.2), E820-E825 (.7), E826-E829 (.0) - - - -
    15. Other Motor Vehicle E820-E825 (.0-.5, .8, .9) E820-E825 (.0-.5, .8, .9) - - - -
    16. Other Land Transport E800-E807 (.0, .1, .8, .9) - railway E826 (.2-.8), E827-E829 (.2-.9) - other road vehicle E800-E807 (.0, .1, .8, .9), E826 (.2-.8), E827-E829 (.2-.9) - - - -
    17. Other Transport E830-E838 - water
    E840-E845, E958.6, E988.6, E979.1 - air/space
    E830-E838, E840-E845 E958.6 E979.1 E988.6 -
    18. Natural/Environmental E900-E909, E928 (.0-.2), E958.3, E988.3 E900-E909, E928 (.0-.2) E958.3 - E988.3 -
    19. Overexertion E927 E927 - - - -
    20. Poisoning E850-E869, E950-E952, E962, E980-E982, E972, E979 (.6-.7) E850-E869 E950-E952 E962, E979 (.6-.7) E980-E982 E972
    21. Struck By or Against E916-E917, E960.0, E968.2, E973, E975 E916-E917 - E960.0, E968.2 - E973, E975
    22. Suffocation E911-E913, E953, E963, E983 E911-E913 E953 E963 E983 -
    23. Other Specified and Unspecified E846-E848, E887, E914-E915, E918, E921, E922.4, E923, E925-E926, E928 (.3, .8-.9), E929 (.0-.5, .8-.9), E955 (.5-.6, .9), E958 (.0, .4, .8-.9), E959, E960.1, E965 (.5-.9), E967, E968 (.4, .6-.9), E969, E971, E976-E978, E985 (.5-.6), E988 (.0, .4, .8-.9), E989-E996, E997 (.0-.2, .8-.9), E998, E979 (.0, .2, .5), E979 (.8-.9), E999
    Other Specified, classifiable E846-E848, E914-E915, E918, E921, E922.4, E923, E925-E926, E928.3, E929 (.0-.5) E955 (.5-.6, .9), E958 (.0, .4) E960.1, E965 (.5-.9), E967, E968 (.4, .6-.7), E979 (.0, .2, .5) E985 (.5-.6), E988 (.0, .4) E971, E978, E990-E994, E996, E997 (.0-.2)
    Other Specified, NEC E928.8, E929.8 E958.8, E959 E968.8, E969, E979 (.8-.9), E999 E988.8, E989 E977, E995, E997.8, E998
    Unspecified E887, E928.9, E929.9 E958.9 E968.9 E988.9 E976, E997.9
    Adverse Effects (Not included in All Injury above)
    1. Adverse Drug Events E930.0-E949.9 E930.0-E949.9 - - - -
    2. Medical Procedures and Medical Care E870-E879 E870-E879 - - - -


    * Other - Includes legal intervention (E970-E978) and operations of war (E990-E998).

    Codes for water transporatation-related drowning, E830 and E832, are included in the transportation codes rather than with the drowning codes.

    The new terrorism codes are shown in bold. See http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/otheract/icd9/terrorism_code.htm

    Before 2001, E999 (Late effect of injury due to war operations) was classified as 'Other' intention along with E990-E998. With the new codes for terrorism (see NCHS website) E979 was added and E999 was divided and moved. In IBIS prior to this change, E999 was coded with the intention as 'Other.' Now, (as of 2005), E999 is coded with the intention as 'Homicide' according to the NCHS guidelines

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