Descriptor English: Single Person
Descriptor Spanish: Persona Soltera
Descriptor persona soltera
Entry term(s) hombre soltero
mujer soltera
Scope note: Hombre o mujer no casado.
Descriptor Portuguese: Pessoa Solteira
Descriptor French: Célibataire
Entry term(s): Maritally Unattached
Never Married
Person, Single
Persons, Single
Single Persons
Tree number(s): F01.829.263.315.500.725
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: The unmarried man or woman.
Annotation: /psychol permitted; does not include "celibacy": CELIBACY see SEXUAL ABSTINENCE; "unwed parent" = PARENTS (IM) + ILLEGITIMACY (IM); SINGLE PARENT is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Illegitimacy (1966-1967)
Marriage (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68
Related: Widowhood MeSH
DeCS ID: 13228
Unique ID: D012847
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Single Person - Preferred
Concept UI M0019895
Scope note The unmarried man or woman.
Preferred term Single Person
Entry term(s) Maritally Unattached
Person, Single
Persons, Single
Single Persons
Unmarried - Narrower
Concept UI M0019896
Preferred term Unmarried
Never Married - Narrower
Concept UI M0019894
Preferred term Never Married

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