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Table 5 Lipids (means and standard deviation) and prevalence of hyperlipidaemia/dyslipidaemia using various cut-off points. Treatment for hyperlipidaemia.

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in middle-aged men and women in Gothenburg, Sweden

Variable Men
born in 1953
50 years old
n = 595
Women
born in 1953
50 years old
n = 667
Men
born in 1943
60 years old
n = 655
S-cholesterol mmol/l 5.50 (1.01) 5.44 (0.93) 5.38 (0.93)
HDL-cholesterol mmol/l 1.45 (0.38) 1.85 (0.45) 1.52 (0.39)
LDL-cholesterol mmol/l 3.31 (0.87) 3.05 (0.88) 3.18 (0.83)
S-triglycerides mmol/l 1.71 (1.18) 1.24 (1.14) 1.54 (0.92)
S-cholesterol <4.0 (%) 4.7 2.9 5.1
S-cholesterol ≥ 5.0 (%) 69.4 69.5 67.1
S-cholesterol ≥ 6.0 (%) 32.4 24.6 26.0
HDL-cholesterol ≤ 1.0 (%) 11.8 1.4 8.0
HDL-cholesterol ≥ 1.6 (%) 34.1 73.4 40.4
LDL-cholesterol ≤ 2.0 (%) 6.9 11.5 8.6
LDL-cholesterol ≥ 4.0 (%) 22.8 14.2 18.7
S-triglycerides ≥ 1.7 (%) 38.2 17.3 22.4
Treatment, drugs (%) 3.9 2.9 14.5
Treatment, diet only (%) 2.2 2.4 4.1
  1. S = serum. HDL = high-density lipoprotein. LDL = low-density lipoprotein.
  2. To convert cholesterol from mmo/l to mg/dl multiply by 38.7.
  3. To convert triglycerides from mmol/l to mg/dl multiply by 88.6