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This webpage provides information about the specific injury codes used in the data on our web-based query system, EpiCenter.

Overview of ICD 9 and 10 codes

These are the standard definitions the Safe and Active Communities (SAC) Branch uses in creating data tables from hospital discharge and death certificate data. All years of hospital discharge data are coded using ICD-9. Starting in 1999, death certificates were coded using ICD-10 cause codes.

  • Additional information on ICD-10 (death data) coding can be found at:

Office of Health Information and Research (California Department of Public Health)

National Center for Health Statistics, (U.S.)

  • Additional information on ICD-9 (Emergency Department and Hospital Discharge Data) coding can be found at:

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (California)

 

You can email us at SACB@cdph.ca.gov if you still need help.

SAC Branch Cause of Injury Definition Codes

The SAC Branch developed these groups by making modest changes to CDC's recommended cause groupings for ICD-9 and ICD-10. See CDC's webpages on ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for additional information on CDC's cause definitions. 

Cause of Injury ICD-9 E-Codes ICD-10 U,V,W,X,Y Codes
Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 890-891(.0-.9)
892
893(.0-.9)
894-899
X00-X09
Unintentional - Burn, Hot Object/Substance 924(.0-.9) X10-X19
Unintentional - Cut/Pierce 920(.0-.9) W25-W29
W45
Unintentional - Drowning/Submersion 830(.0-.9)
832(.0-.9)
910(.0-.9)
W65-W74
Unintentional - Fall 880-881(.0-.9)
882
883-884(.0-.9)
885, 885(.1-.9)
886(.0-.9)
888
W00-W19
Unintentional - Firearms 922(.0-.3), 922.8, 922.9 W32-W34
Unintentional - Machinery 919(.0-.9) W24
W30-W31
Unintentional - Motor Vehicle Traffic, Occupant 810-819(.0,.1) V30- V79(.4-.9)
V83-V86(.0-.3)
Unintentional - Motor Vehicle Traffic, Motorcyclist 810-819(.2,.3) V20-V28(.3-.9)
V29(.4-.9)
Unintentional - Motor Vehicle Traffic, Bicyclist 810-819(.6) V12-V14(.3-.9)
V19(.4-.6)
Unintentional - Motor Vehicle Traffic, Pedestrian 810-819(.7) V02-V04(.1,.9)
V09.2
Unintentional - Motor Vehicle Traffic, Other 810-819(.4,.5,.8) V80(.3-.5), V81.1, V82.1
Unintentional - Motor Vehicle Traffic, Unspecified 810-819(.9) V87(.0-.8)
V89.2
Unintentional - Bicyclist, Other 800-807(.3)
820-825(.6)
826(.1,.9)
827-829(.1)
V10-V11(.0-.9)
V12-V14(.0-.2)
V15-V18(.0-.9)
V19(.0-.3,.8,.9)
Unintentional - Pedestrian, Other 800-807(.2)
820-825(.7)
826-829(.0)
V01(.0-.9)
V02-V04(.0)
V05-V06(.0-.9)
V09(.0,.1,.3,.9)
Unintentional - Transport, Other 800-807(.0,.1,.8,.9)
820-825(.0-.5,.8,.9)
826(.2-.8)
827-829(.2-.9)
831(.0-.9)
833-845(.0-.9)
V20-V28(.0-.2)
V29(.0-.3)
V30- V79(.0-.3)
V80(.0-.2,.6-.9)
V81-V82(.0,.2-.9)
V83-V86(.4-.9)
V87.9
V88(.0-.9)
V89(.0,.1,.3,.9)
V90-V99
Unintentional - Natural/Environmental 900-902(.0-.9)
903
904-906(.0-.9)
907
908-909(.0-.9)
928(.0-.2)
W42-W43
W53-W64
W92-W99
X20-X39
X51-X57
Unintentional - Overexertion 927 X50
Unintentional - Poisoning 850(.0-.9)
851
852-866(.0-.9)
867
868-869(.0-.9)
X40-X49
Unintentional - Struck by Object 916
917(.0-.9)
W20-W22
W50-W52
Unintentional - Suffocation 911-912
913(.0-.9)
W75-W84
Unintentional - Other 846-848
887
914-915
918
921(.0-.9)
922.4, 922.5
923(.0-.9)
925-926(.0-.9)
928(.3,.8-.9)
W23
W35-W41
W44
W49
W85-W91
X58-X59
Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Cut/Pierce  956 X78
Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Firearm 955(.0-.4) X72-X74
Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Hanging/Suffocation 953(.0-.9) X70
Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Jump 957(.0-.9)
958.0
X80-X81
Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Poisoning 950-952(.0-.9) X60-69
Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Other 954
955(.5-.9)
958(.1-.9)
U03.0, U03.9
X71, X75-X77
X79
X82-X84
Assault/Homicide - Abuse and Neglect 967(.0-.9)
968.4
Y06(.0-.9)
Y07(.0-.9)
Assault/Homicide - Blunt Object 968.2 Y00
Assault/Homicide - Cut/Pierce 966 X99
Assault/Homicide - Fight, Unarmed 960.0 Y04
Assault/Homicide - Firearm 965(.0-.4) U01.4, X93-X95
Assault/Homicide - Other 960.1
961
962(.0-.9)
963-964
965(.5-.9)
968(.0-.1,.3,.7,.5-.9)
979(.0-.9)

U01(.0-.3, .5-.9), U02       
X85-X92, X96-X98
Y01-Y03
Y05
Y08-Y09

Legal Intervention/War 970-976
978
990-991(.0-.9)
992-996
997(.0-.9)
998
Y35-Y36(.0-.9)
Undetermined Intent 980-983(.0-.9)
984
985(.0-.7)
986
987-988(.0-.9)
Y10-Y34
Late Effects 929(.0-.9)
959
969
977
989-999(.0-.1)
Y85(.0-.9)
Y86
Y87(.0-.2)
Y89(.0-.9)

Special Definitions used in Selected Injury Topics

These are definitions and criteria used in the Selected Injury Topics section of EpiCenter that are used independently of the detailed cause of injury codes. (For example, "Motor Vehicle Traffic-Drivers Only" is a subset of a single category.)

Cause of Injury ICD-9 E-Codes ICD-10 VWXY Codes
Abuse of Females by Their Spouse or Partner (Introduced October 1996) 967.3 Only on EpiCenter for hospitalization and ED data. See CalEVDRS for data on homicide by spouse or partner.
Motor Vehicle Traffic, Drivers Only 810-819(.0) (and Age>=16)

V30-V34(.5), V35-V38(.5), V39.4, V40-V44(.5), V45-V48(.5), V49.4, V50-V54(.5), V55-V58(.5), V59.4, V60-V64(.5), V65-V68(.5), V69.4, V70-V74(.5), V75-V78(.5), V79.4, V83-V86(.0)   (and Age>=16)

 

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Last modified on: 1/10/2012 2:37 PM