NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Other Factors’

Definition : Factors contributing to the patient’s injury other than those covered by Human Factors (Block G1).
Purpose : This is an important data element for injury research used by public health researchers and policymakers. This information is useful in determining the need for special training and safety precautions. It also helps identify trends and patterns such as the trend of inflicted (hostile) injuries over an extended period of time.
Entry : Check or mark the appropriate box. If the three codes are not applicable, check or mark the None box.


Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Other Factors’ element




Inflicted, not self-inflicted. Includes attacks by animals and persons.


Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
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.

Transactions containing ‘Other Factors’

The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :

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Last Updated on May 5, 2023