Multiple types of sex and/or gender are recorded in clinical practice, including biological sex and gender identity. 1
SNOMED CT supports the distinction between biological sex (e.g. 248152002 |Female (finding)| ) and gender identity (e.g. 703118005 |Feminine gender (finding)| ), as shown in the two subset definitions below.
The marital or partnership status of a patient describes their legal, civil or personal relationship with their significant other, for example 87915002 | Married (finding)| .
Intensional Definition: < 365581002 |Finding of marital or partnership status (finding)|
Nationality refers to a particular legal relationship between an individual person and a sovereign state. The nationality of a patient may refer to the nation in which they were born, have citizenship, or have other legal ties - for example 223610001 | Jordan (geographic location)| or 223625001 | New Zealand (geographic location)| .
Intensional Definition: < 223369002 |Country (geographic location)|
The racial group (or race) of a patient is the group (or groups) with whom they share inherited physical characteristics - for example, 414408004 |Hispanic (racial group)| or 413773004 |Caucasian (racial group)| .
Occupation is the patient's job or profession - for example, 158942005 | Residential child care worker (occupation)| or 308223007 | Hairdresser (occupation)| .
The travel history of a patient is a record of their past visits to locations both inside and outside their country of residence. This may include a list of the specific countries and/or regions that they have travelled to (e.g. 223498002 | Africa (geographic location)| or 223585008 | South east Asian country (geographic location)| ), or a descriptive travel history finding (e.g. 161090005 | Travel abroad for business (finding)| ).
2.2.8 Residential Location Type
The residential location type is the type of place in which the patient is currently living, or was living prior to admission to hospital - for example, 257564005 | Apartment (environment)| or 257670006 | Private house (environment)| .
The next of kin relationship is the relationship that the patient has with their closest living relative (as chosen by the patient) - for example 444053001 | Husband of subject (person)| or 444301002 | Mother of subject (person)| .
The living arrangements of the patient describes the familial and non-familial relationships of a person to all the other people with whom they usually reside - for example 105529008 | Lives alone (finding)| or 224133007 | Lives with family (finding)| .
The care and support circumstances of the patient describe how and by whom they are looked after when living at their usual place of residence - for example 427454004 | Cared for by neighbors (finding)| or 301887005 | Needs assistance at home (finding)| .