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TABLE 1

Cut Points for Total Cholesterol and LDL Concentrations in Children and Adolescents

CategoryPercentileTotal Cholesterol, mg/dLLDL, mg/dL
Acceptable <75th <170 <110 
Borderline 75th–95th 170–199 110–129 
Elevated >95th >200 >130 
CategoryPercentileTotal Cholesterol, mg/dLLDL, mg/dL
Acceptable <75th <170 <110 
Borderline 75th–95th 170–199 110–129 
Elevated >95th >200 >130 

Adapted from NCEP guidelines for children and adolescents.22 

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