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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Primary Part Of Body Injured’

NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Primary Part Of Body Injured’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Primary Part Of Body Injured

More commonly used values for Primary Part Of Body Injured…

Primary Part Of Body Injured  Code 
Head - Other 10
Chest 32
Multiple Body Parts, Lower Body 92
Part Of Body - Other 00
None NN
Undetermined UU

Groups within ‘Primary Part Of Body Injured’

All values for Primary Part Of Body Injured

Head Group
  • 11 - Ear
  • 12 - Eye
  • 13 - Nose
  • 14 - Mouth, Included Are Lips, Teeth, And Interior
  • 10 - Head - Other
Neck And Shoulders Group
  • 21 - Neck
  • 22 - Throat
  • 23 - Shoulder
Thorax Group
  • 31 - Back, Except Spine
  • 32 - Chest
  • 30 - Thorax- Other (Conversion Only)
Abdominal Area Group
  • 41 - Abdomen
  • 42 - Pelvis or Groin
  • 43 - Hip, Lower Back, or Buttocks
Spine Group
  • 51 - Spine
Upper Extremities Group
  • 61 - Arm, Upper, Not Including Elbow or Shoulder
  • 62 - Arm, Lower, Not Including Elbow or Wrist
  • 63 - Elbow
  • 64 - Wrist
  • 65 - Hand And Fingers
  • 60 - Upper Extremities- Other (Conversion Only)
Lower Extremities Group
  • 71 - Leg, Upper
  • 72 - Leg, Lower
  • 73 - Knee
  • 74 - Ankle
  • 75 - Foot And Toes
Internal Group
  • 81 - Trachea And Lungs
  • 82 - Heart
  • 83 - Stomach
  • 84 - Intestinal Tract
  • 85 - Genito-urinary
  • 80 - Internal - Other
Multiple Parts Group
  • 91 - Multiple Body Parts, Upper Body
  • 92 - Multiple Body Parts, Lower Body
  • 93 - Multiple Body Parts, Whole Body
  • 00 - Part Of Body - Other
  • NN - None
  • UU - Undetermined

Transactions containing ‘Primary Part Of Body Injured’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

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Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 2
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
 
 

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