The ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol can be used to assess a patient's risk for coronary vascular disease.

LDL cholesterol -to-HDL cholesterol ratio =

= (LDL cholesterol) / (HDL cholesterol)



• Both cholesterol values are expressed as mg/dL or mmol/L.



Cardiovascular Disease Risk

0.5 - 3.0

low risk

3.0 - 6.0

moderate risk

> 6.0

high risk


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