This section is provided to permit the classification of environmental events, circumstances, and conditions as the cause of injury, poisoning, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used in addition to a code from one of the main chapters of ICD-9-CM, indicating the nature of the condition. Certain other conditions which may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters 1 to 16 of ICD-9-CM. For these, the "E" code classification should be used as an additional code for more detailed analysis.
Machinery accidents [other than those connected with transport] are classifiable to category E919, in which the fourth digit allows a broad classification of the type of machinery involved.
Categories for "late effects" of accidents and other external causes are to be found at E929, E959, E969, E977, E989, and E999.
ACTIVITY (E001-E030)
Categories E001 to E030 are provided for use to indicate the activity of the person seeking healthcare for an injury or health condition, such as a heart attack while shoveling snow, which resulted from, or was contributed to, by the activity. These codes are appropriate for use for both acute injuries, such as those from chapter 17, and conditions that are due to the long-term, cumulative effects of an activity, such as those from chapter 13. They are also appropriate for use with external cause codes for cause and intent if identifying the activity provides additional information on the event.
These codes should be used in conjunction with other external cause codes for external cause status (E000) and place of occurrence (E849).
This section contains the following broad activity categories:
E001 Activities involving walking and running
E002 Activities involving water and water craft
E003 Activities involving ice and snow
E004 Activities involving climbing, rappelling, and jumping off
E005 Activities involving dancing and other rhythmic movement
E006 Activities involving other sports and athletics played individually
E007 Activities involving other sports and athletics played as a team or group
E008 Activities involving other specified sports and athletics
E009 Activity involving other cardiorespiratory exercise
E010 Activity involving other muscle strengthening exercises
E011 Activities involving computer technology and electronic devices
E012 Activities involving arts and handcrafts
E013 Activities involving personal hygiene and household maintenance
E014 Activities involving person providing caregiving
E015 Activities involving food preparation, cooking and grilling
E016 Activities involving property and land maintenance, building and construction
E017 Activities involving roller coasters and other types of external motion
E018 Activities involving playing musical instrument
E019 Activities involving animal care
E029 Other activity
E030 Unspecified activity
walking an animal (E019.0)
walking or running on a treadmill (E009.0)
activities involving ice (E003.0-E003.9)
boating and other watercraft transport accidents (E830-E838)
shoveling ice and snow (E016.0)
hiking on level or elevated terrain (E001.0)
jumping rope (E006.5)
sky diving (E840-E844)
trampoline jumping (E005.3)
dancing (E005.0)
gymnastic (E005.2)
trampoline (E005.3)
yoga (E005.1)
electronic musical keyboard or instruments (E018.0)
activities involving playing musical instrument (E018.0-E018.3)
activities involving cooking and grilling (E015.0-E015.9)
activities involving property and land maintenance, building and construction (E016.0-E016.9)
activity involving persons providing caregiving (E014.0-E014.9)
dishwashing (E015.0)
food preparation (E015.0)
gardening (E016.1)
Activity involving playing electric musical instrument
horseback riding (E006.1)