Know Your Health Numbers

Do you know your numbers? Get healthy and stay healthy by meeting or beating the numbers in this chart. The chart shows the numbers for some common medical measurements. Each of them is an important part of your overall health.

Disease state Test Normal Needs improvement
Heart mg/dL Total cholesterol Below 200 Over 200
  Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol Below 100 Over 130
  High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol 40 – 60 Men: under 40
Women: under 50
  Triglyceride (fasting) Below 150 Over 150
Diabetes Hemoglobin A1C (%) 6% Over 7%
  Fasting plasma glucose levels mg/dL 70 – 99 Over 110
(high blood pressure) 
Systolic blood pressure Below 120 Over 120
  Diastolic blood pressure Below 80 Over 80
Obesity Body mass index 18.5 – 24.9 Over 24.9


Ask your doctor to find out more about each of these numbers and learn how you can live a healthy life.