Study Activities

Thank you for participating in the PATH Study. You and thousands of others are a critical part of one of the most important national health studies ever conducted in the United States.

Once a year or every other year, an interviewer will visit you at your home to collect information on topics that include your:

  • Age, gender, and education;
  • Tobacco use; and
  • Health conditions, including the use of medicines.

Each year, the study will invite some participants to take part in additional study activities.

Your information is protected and kept private. The researchers combine information from many participants for research purposes only. Your responses are identified by a number only. That is, your responses will never be linked to your name, which is kept confidential.

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