Variable Details

Available Studies

MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Cross-Sectional

Variable Name 

marital_now_bl

Categories

Demographics

Marital status
Marital status at baseline

Marital status at baseline is assessed using two items. Participants are first asked if they have ever been married. Negative responses are coded as 1=never married. Participants who respond affirmatively are asked a follow-up question about marital status; responses are coded to values 2-5 below.

  1. Have you ever been married?
    Yes; No
  2. Are you now married, separated, divorced, or widowed?
    Married; Separated; Divorced; Widowed

Marital status at baseline:

Value Response
1 Never married
2 Married
3 Widowed
4 Divorced
5 Separated