This page is part of the FHIR Specification (v1.0.2: DSTU 2). The current version which supercedes this version is 5.0.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions . Page versions: R5 R4B R4 R3 R2 Value Set http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/marital-status

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/marital-status
Name:Marital Status Codes
Definition:This value set defines the set of codes that can be used to indicate the marital status of a person.
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.2.19 (for OID based terminology systems)
System URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/marital-status
System OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.19
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places: Content Logical Definition

This value set has an inline code system http://hl7.org/fhir/marital-status, which defines the following codes:

U UnmarriedThe person is not presently married. The marital history is not known or stated.

In addition, this value set includes codes from other code systems:

  • Include these codes as defined in http://hl7.org/fhir/v3/MaritalStatus
    AAnnulledMarriage contract has been declared null and to not have existed
    DDivorcedMarriage contract has been declared dissolved and inactive
    IInterlocutorySubject to an Interlocutory Decree.
    LLegally SeparatedLegally Separated
    MMarriedA current marriage contract is active
    PPolygamousMore than 1 current spouse
    SNever MarriedNo marriage contract has ever been entered
    TDomestic partnerPerson declares that a domestic partner relationship exists.
    WWidowedThe spouse has died
  • Include these codes as defined in http://hl7.org/fhir/v3/NullFlavor
    UNKunknownDescription:A proper value is applicable, but not known.
    Usage Notes: This means the actual value is not known. If the only thing that is unknown is how to properly express the value in the necessary constraints (value set, datatype, etc.), then the OTH or UNC flavor should be used. No properties should be included for a datatype with this property unless:
    Those properties themselves directly translate to a semantic of "unknown". (E.g. a local code sent as a translation that conveys 'unknown') Those properties further qualify the nature of what is unknown. (E.g. specifying a use code of "H" and a URL prefix of "tel:" to convey that it is the home phone number that is unknown.)


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA 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
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance)
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code