This metadata item collects information on social marital status. The recommended question is:
Do you/Does the person usually live with a partner in a registered or de facto marriage?
Yes, in a registered marriage
Yes, in a de facto marriage
No, never married
For HBCIS hospitals this data element is mapped to the Person-marital status (reporting) data element as follows:
Code A Separated is mapped to code 5 Separated.
Code D Divorced is mapped to code 4 Divorced.
Code F De facto is mapped to code 2 Married (registered or defacto).
Code M Married is mapped to code 2 Married (registered or defacto).
Code NM Never married is mapped to code 1 Never married.
Code W Widowed is mapped to code 3 Widowed.
Code N Not stated is mapped to code 9 Not stated/unknown.