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Virginia living well research and registry

Where you live can have important influences on the types of risks that are important to you and your health. For example, we know that some areas in Virginia have higher than expected rates of cancer. The information that we gather in this research will allow us to better understand which behaviors and environmental factors may be contributing to high cancer rates in these areas. From this information, we can develop better cancer prevention and control information, programs and services. Participants may include people who receive health care at places other than VCU.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer several questions about your current health including your physical and mental health, your health history, use of health services like cancer screening services and annual checkups. We will also ask about lifestyle behaviors including diet, physical activity, smoking, sleep habits, alcohol and substance use. Finally, we will ask important demographic information including your age, race, income, education, height and weight. You may skip any question that you do not want to answer. Your answers will not have your name or any personally identifying information attached to them. Your survey will be given a unique study ID number. The survey will take about 15-25 minutes to complete.


  • Resident of Virginia
  • Between the ages of 18 and 84



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