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Currently impossible to give a definite answer... It depends what altitude you look at. Going from @Alan_boyd's answer the normal range is 40-50% for males and 36-44% for females. If the altitude at which a person is acclimatized to correlates well with red blood cell count (RBCC), and this effect is not gender specific (i.e. both sexes are affected ...


According to the MedlinePlus site these are the normal ranges for haematocrit: Male: 40.7 - 50.3% Female: 36.1 - 44.3% Unfortunately it isn't clear if these ranges are for people living at low altitude, but since most people in the USA do, I think this is a safe inference. So clearly there is already some overlap. The paper accessible here reports ...

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