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A low-density parity-check (LDPC) coded adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) strategy is presented for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. Since system performance is improved as the maximum iteration times for LDPC decoding increase, iteration times for decoding reflect channel quality. We first propose an AMC strategy to utilize the information of iteration times for decoding to adopt higher order modulation and coding schemes (MCS) than the conventional strategy, so as to improve system throughput. Since it may bring worse reliability, hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) is used in a second strategy. Simulation under typical urban channel is carried out, and the results show the proposed strategies can bring higher throughput, and the strategy with H- ARQ can improve throughput and guarantee reliable transmission simultaneously.