Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator Help

Recent research shows that a person's waist-to-hip ratio may be a better indicator of heart disease risk than body mass index. Enter your waist and hip measurement and this calculator will help you determine if you may be at higher risk.

Input Fields:

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US/Metric Choose US or Metric units.
Gender Select your gender.
Waist (at narrowest) Your waist measurement at its narrowest point (usually right above the belly button).
Hip (at widest) Your hip measurement at its widest point.

Output Fields:

Waist to Hip Ratio Your waist measurement in proportion to your hip measurement. 100% means your waist and hips are the same measurement. Greater than 100% means your waist is thicker than your hips. Less than 100% means your hips are thicker than your waist.
Body Shape Pear shaped bodies carry more weight around the hips; apple shaped bodies carry more weight around the waist.
Interpretation Pear shaped bodies tend to be lower risk for heart disease than apple shaped bodies.

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Updated 04 Jul 2007