Cholesterol Ratio Calculator:
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in many foods we eat and also in our body’s cells. Our body can make the necessary cholesterol required for its normal functioning. It is used in the synthesis of hormones and vitamin D and also plays an important role in digestion.
Cholesterol Level Chart:
The following chart helps in estimating the cholesterol levels and the risk for coronary artery diseases and stroke:
|Cholesterol ratio||Units||Desirable||Borderline High|
|Total Cholesterol||mg/dl||Less than 200mg/dl||200-239mg/dl||240mg/dl and above|
|HDL Cholesterol||mg/dl||60mg/dl and above||40-59mg/dl||40mg/dl and above|
|LDL Cholesterol||mg/dl||Less than 130||130-159mg/dl||159mg/dl and above|
|Triglycerides||mg/dl||<150mg/dl||150-199mg/dl||199mg/dl and above|
|Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio||mg/dl||<0.87||1.74 – 2.62||>2.62|
To estimate the cholesterol ratios of a female aged 35 years, her blood cholesterol values are taken into account. Total Cholesterol – 288mg/dl, Triglycerides – 180, LDL levels – 177, and HDL levels – 58.
Here cholesterol ratio would be
- LDL HDL RATIO = LDL/HDL= 177/58=3.0
- Triglyceride HDL Ratio = Triglyceride level/HDL Level= 180/58= 3.1
- Total cholesterol HDL (TC HDL) ratio = Total Cholesterol/HDL= 288/58= 4.9