Age, maturation and serum lipid parameters: findings from the German Health Survey for Children and Adolescents

Anja Schienkiewitz, Julia Truthmann, Andrea Ernert, Susanna Wiegand, Karl Otfried Schwab & Christa Scheidt-Nave
Background Recommendations on preventive lipid screening among children and adolescents remain controversial. The aim of the study was to assess age and puberty-related changes in serum lipids, including total cholesterol (TC), and high-density (HDL-C) and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (Non-HDL-C). Methods Using cross-sectional data from the National Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents in Germany (KiGGS 2003–2006; N = 13,676; 1–17 years), changes in distributions of serum lipids were visualized according to sex,...
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