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Central Distributor SASD: Description of Data Elements

 
MARITALSTATUS - Marital status of patient
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Marital status at the time of admission or outpatient service (MaritalStatus) is retained as provided by the data source. Undocumented source data are set to invalid (A). No edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing.

Beginning with data year 2008, MaritalStatus was replaced with MaritalStatusUB04.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
MARITALSTATUSMarital status of patientMMarried
SSingle
DDivorced
XLegally Separated
PLife Partner
WWidowed
BlankUnknown, Missing
AInvalid
 
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State Specific Notes

Kentucky

Beginning in 2007, marital status was 100% missing on Kentucky inpatient and outpatient files and thus was not retained on HCUP files.



Maryland

Beginning in 2007, Maryland included the records from all other outpatients, Greenbaum cancer center, and UMMS shock trauma in the unified AS and ED outpatient data file. The inclusion of these new records resulted in a large increase in the frequency of MARITALSTATUS = M, S, or W, Married, Single, or Widowed respectively.



Maryland
Value Description Value Description
2 Married M Married
1 Single I Single
4 Divorced D Divorced
3 Separated X Legally Separated
5 Widow/Widower W Widowed
9 Unknown Missing
blank
(other)


New Jersey

MARITALSTATUS was discontinued in 2008 and replaced by MARITALSTATUS04.


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Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SASD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). April 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/sasddistnote.jsp?var=maritalstatus.
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