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The Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator indicates your probable health risks and is an important tool that helps you determine your overall health risk. People with more around their waist are at greater risk of lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes than those with weight around their hips. It is a simple and useful measure of fat distribution.

WAIST to HIP Ratio

Male Female Health Risk Based Solely on Waist/Hip Ratio
0.95 or below 0.80 or below Low Risk
0.96 to 1.0 0.81 to 0.85 Moderate Rist
1.0 or above 0.85 or above High Risk

Use a measuring tape to check the waist and hip measurements.

  • Measure your hip circumference at its widest part.
  • Measure your waist circumference at the belly button or just above it.

To avoid health problems associated with obesity take special care to keep your weight at a healthy level, eat nutritiously, exercise as appropriate, and maintain other healthy lifestyle habits.

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