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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 ...


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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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