HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: MaritalStatus

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-MaritalStatus Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: MaritalStatus
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.12212

The domestic partnership status of a person.

Example:Married, separated, divorced, widowed, common-law marriage.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 11 concepts

Expansion based on MaritalStatus v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

1  Ahttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusAnnulled

Marriage contract has been declared null and to not have existed

1  Dhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusDivorced

Marriage contract has been declared dissolved and inactive

1  Ihttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusInterlocutory

Subject to an Interlocutory Decree.

1  Lhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusLegally Separated
1  Mhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusMarried

A current marriage contract is active

2    Chttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusCommon 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.

1  Phttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusPolygamous

More than 1 current spouse

1  Thttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusDomestic partner

Person declares that a domestic partner relationship exists.

1  Uhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusunmarried

Currently not in a marriage contract.

2    Shttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusNever Married

No marriage contract has ever been entered

1  Whttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-MaritalStatusWidowed

The spouse has died

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
2014-03-26reviseVocabulary (Woody Beeler) (no record of original request)2014T1_2014-03-26_001283 (RIM release ID)Lock all vaue sets untouched since 2014-03-26 to trackingId 2014T1_2014_03_26