HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide: DK Core
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ValueSet: DK Core Marital Status

Official URL: http://hl7.dk/fhir/core/ValueSet/dk-marital-status Version: 3.2.0
Active as of 2024-05-06 Computable Name:

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This value set defines the set of codes that can be used to indicate the marital status of a person in Denmark.


Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 14 concepts.


Marriage contract has been declared null and to not have existed


Marriage contract has been declared dissolved and inactive


Subject to an Interlocutory Decree.

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

A current marriage contract is active

  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.


More than 1 current spouse

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

Person declares that a domestic partner relationship exists.


Currently not in a marriage contract.

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

No marriage contract has ever been entered


The spouse has died


**Description:**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:

  1. Those properties themselves directly translate to a semantic of "unknown". (E.g. a local code sent as a translation that conveys 'unknown')
  2. 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.)
  Phttp://hl7.dk/fhir/core/CodeSystem/dk-marital-statusRegistered partnership
  Ohttp://hl7.dk/fhir/core/CodeSystem/dk-marital-statusDissolved partnership

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