HL7 Terminology (THO)
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CodeSystem: MaritalStatus

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatus Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: MaritalStatus
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.5.2

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Open Issue: The specific meanings of these codes can vary somewhat by jurisdiction and implementation so caution should be used when determining equivalency.

Open Issue: fixing and completion of the hierarchy and proper good definitions of all the concepts is badly needed.

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

Properties

This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

CodeURITypeDescription
SpecializesCodingThe child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.
GeneralizesCodingInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idcodeThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statuscodeDesignation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired.

Concepts

This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatus defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

LvlCodeDisplayDefinitioninternalIdstatus
1A Annulled

Marriage contract has been declared null and to not have existed

12213active
1D Divorced

Marriage contract has been declared dissolved and inactive

12214active
1I Interlocutory

Subject to an Interlocutory Decree.

12215active
1L Legally Separated12216active
1M Married

A current marriage contract is active

12217active
2  C Common Law

a marriage recognized in some jurisdictions and based on the parties' agreement to consider themselves married and can also be based on documentation of cohabitation.

This definition was based on https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common-law%20marriage.

24122active
1P Polygamous

More than 1 current spouse

12220active
1T Domestic partner

Person declares that a domestic partner relationship exists.

15981active
1U unmarried

Currently not in a marriage contract.

23624active
2  S Never Married

No marriage contract has ever been entered

12218active
1W Widowed

The spouse has died

12219active

History

DateActionAuthorCustodianComment
2023-11-14reviseMarc DuteauTSMGAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2022-02-17 00:00:32+1100reviseGrahame GrieveVocabulary WGPopulate Missing caseSensitive property; UP-286
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.