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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.

 
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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

Arkansas
Value Description Value Description
M Married M Married
S Single I SIngle
D Divorced D Divorced
X Legally Separated X Legally Separated
Value not provided for life Partner B Life Partner
W Widowed W Widowed
U Unknown blank Unknown, Missing
blank Not present in patient's record blank Missing
other


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)


Nevada
Value Description Value Description
2 Married M Married
1 Single 1 Single
5 Divorced D Divorced
4 Legally Separated X Legally Separated
3 Life Partner B Life Partner
6 Widowed W Widowed
9, blank Unknown Missing


New Jersey

MARITALSTATUS was discontinued in 2008 and replaced by MARITALSTATUS04.


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