The ideal HDL cholesterol level in the United States for both men and women is 60 milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood, according to Mayo Clinic. The ideal LDL cholesterol level for someone at some risk of heart disease is below 100 mg/dL of blood.
An HDL of 40 to 49 mg/dL is described as a better level for men, according to Mayo Clinic. For women, 50 to 59 mg/dL is also better. Someone with a very high risk of heart disease should aim for an LDL cholesterol level below 70 mg/dL of blood. LDL from 100 to 129 mg/dL is described as near ideal for the average person.