TABLE 2

Lipid and Lipoprotein Distributions in Subjects Aged 5 to 19 Years

MalesFemales
5–9 y10–14 y15–19 y5–9 y10–14 y15–19 y
Total cholesterol, mg/dL
    50th percentile153161152164159157
    75th percentile168173168177171176
    90th percentile183191183189191198
    95th percentile186201191197205208
Triglyceride, mg/dL
    50th percentile485868576864
    75th percentile587488748585
    90th percentile7094125103104112
    95th percentile85111143120120126
LDL, mg/dL
    50th percentile909493989493
    75th percentile103109109115110110
    90th percentile117123123125126129
    95th percentile129133130140136137
HDL, mg/dL
    5th percentile383730363735
    10th percentile434034384038
    25th percentile494639484543
    50th percentile555546525251
  • Adapted from the Lipid Research Clinic Pediatric Prevalence Study.12