Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Quickly measure and calculate your body girth

Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR) is calculated by dividing the Waist measurement by the Hip measurement (W/H). WHR is used as general health indicator as people with more weight around the waist face more health risks than those with more weight around the hips. WHR is also used as a measurement of abdominal obesity, defined as a WHR above 0.90 for males and 0.85 for females.

Waist-to-Hip Ratio Protocol

Purpose

A measure of the ratio of your waist circumference to hip circumference to determine body fat distribution and can be an indicator of metabolic disease.

Equipment

Measuring tape

Procedure

Measurements sites remain the same over time. Measurements with subjects feet should width apart, spine straight, scapular retracted, and abdomen relaxed.

  • Waist: one inch above the navel or smallest circumference below the rib cage after complete expiration.
  • Hip: largest circumference around the gluteals with subjects heels together.

Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculation

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Calculation Result

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Waist-to-Hip Ratio Classification Chart

Male

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Low 0.0 0.95
Normal 0.96 1.0
High 1.01 > 1.01

Female

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Low 0.0 0.8
Normal 0.81 0.85
High 0.86 > 0.86

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