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Endocrinol Nutr. 2011 Oct;58(8):395-400. doi: 10.1016/j.endonu.2011.07.003. Epub 2011 Sep 21.

[Centile values for serum lipids in Colombian adolescents].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Grupo de Nutrición, Escuela de Ciencias Básicas, Departamento de Ciencias Fisiológicas, Universidad del Valle, San Fernando, Cali, Colombia. robin640@hotmail.com



To assess age- and sex-specific percentile baseline data for total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in Colombian children and adolescents aged 10 to 17 years.


A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 1,773 children and adolescents. Each participant underwent a fasting measurement to quantify TC, HDL-C, and TG levels using enzymatic-colorimetric methods. Smoothed age- and sex-specific 5(th), 25(th), 50(th), 75(th), 90(th) and 95(th) percentile values where derived using LMS regression (Least Mean Square) using the statistical package Growth Analyzer.


Overall, males had lower serum TC and TG levels as compared to females. P95 of TG and TC was higher in males aged 10 to 14 years as compared to females, while HDL-C levels were similar in both sexes.


Percentile values will help classify children and adolescents as compared to other populations based on this health indicator.

Copyright © 2011 SEEN. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

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