Frequently Asked Questions

What are the goals of the study?

Our goal is to build a comprehensive picture of the long-term effects of living at high altitude, and how lifestyle and health at high altitude differ from the low-altitude population. Initially, we will use questionnaire responses to summarize the health of Summit County residents and compare the summary statistics to those from national surveys. In later stages, we will identify differences between high- and low-altitude populations, and work with selected participants to learn more about altitude-specific results in detail. If you are willing to be contacted for follow-up questions, see the answer to “How will the Healthy Summit project contact me?”

How will the Healthy Summit project contact me?

If you provided contact information when you filled out the survey, we will be happy to include you in the follow-up group. If you would like to check that your survey was submitted successfully, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

How will the information I provided be used?

The information you provided will be used to analyze what kind of long-term effects living at high altitude can have on the human body. All of the information you provided in this survey will be kept private and confidential, as is required by law. Your name does not go on this form, only an ID number does.

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The study has reached a significant number of participants and is closed for research analysis. Stay tuned for research findings and results in early 2024.