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Table 3 Number of participants in each lipid category defined by National Cholesterol Education Program

From: A longitudinal study examining the effects of a season of American football on lipids and lipoproteins

Pre-Season Post-Competition Post-Season  
    Total Cholesterol
12 13 11 <5.2 (mmol•L−1) “Desirable”
2 1 3 5.2 – 6.2 (mmol•L−1) “Borderline high”
0 0 0 ≥6.2 (mmol•L−1) “High”
    LDL-C
6 6 6 <2.6 (mmol•L−1) “Optimal”
6 7 7 2.6 – 3.3 (mmol•L−1) “Near optimal”
2 1 1 3.4 – 4.1 (mmol•L−1) “Borderline high”
0 0 0 4.1 – 4.9 (mmol•L−1) “High”
0 0 0 ≥4.9 (mmol•L−1) “Very high”
    HDL-C
2 4 0 <1.0 (mmol•L−1) “Low”
10 9 12 1.0 – 1.5
2 1 2 ≥1.6 (mmol•L−1) “High”
    Triglycerides
14 13 13 <1.7 (mmol•L−1) “Normal”
0 1 1 1.7 – 2.2 (mmol•L−1) “Borderline high”
0 0 0 2.3 – 5.6 (mmol•L−1) “High”
  1. LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.