TABLE 1.

Mean and Selected Percentiles of Serum Non-HDL Cholesterol in Children by Age, Race, and Gender: The Bogalusa Heart Study

nAge (Years)Mean ± SD (mg/dL)Percentiles (mg/dL)
5255075809095
White male3485–11114 ± 267495114131134148161
47212–17113 ± 277592110131134149163
8205–17113 ± 277593112131134148161
Black male2945–11116 ± 297497113137140152164
31312–17110 ± 287189107127131149159
6075–17113 ± 187393109131137150160
White female3765–11122 ± 29*82103117135142160179
41512–17114 ± 287592112130133152164
7915–17118 ± 29*7798115131137157172
Black female2985–11123 ± 30*82106120138142156174
32712–17111 ± 287292107128133149163
6255–17117 ± 29*7497114132138151166
All28435–17115 ± 287595113131136152166
  • SD indicates standard deviation.

  • * Females > males (P < .0001), controlling for age, age2, age3, BMI, cigarette smoking (n/wk), and alcohol (mL/wk).