ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y90.5

Blood alcohol level of 100-119 mg/100 ml

Diagnosis Code Y90.5

ICD-10: Y90.5
Short Description: Blood alcohol level of 100-119 mg/100 ml
Long Description: Blood alcohol level of 100-119 mg/100 ml
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y90.5

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Supplementary factors related to causes of morbidity classified elsewhere (Y90-Y99)
      • Evidence of alcohol involv determined by blood alcohol level (Y90)

Information for Patients


Also called: Drinking

If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. For most women and for most people over 65, moderate drinking is no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week. For men under 65, it is no more than four drinks a day or 14 drinks per week.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people taking certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your health care provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Heavy drinking can lead to alcoholism and alcohol abuse, as well as injuries, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. It can also cause problems at home, at work, and with friends.

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

  • Alcohol use and safe drinking
  • Calorie count - Alcoholic beverages
  • Deciding to quit drinking alcohol
  • Health risks of alcohol use
  • Weight loss and alcohol
  • What type of drinker are you?
  • When you are drinking too much - tips for cutting back

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