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Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

What do my waist and hip size indicate about my risk of heart disease?

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.

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christine   i don't get it im about 25 waist and about 32 hip but even if i change it .5 more or less it will go up two to 5 percent? - 10/15/2009 11:14:08 AM

dfwzhtreid   Hello! Good Site! Thanks you! sitnlynwkr - 9/19/2007 2:33:59 AM

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TitleA title for these calculator results that will help you identify it if you have printed out several versions of the calculator.

US/MetricChoose US or Metric units.

GenderSelect 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 RatioYour 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 ShapePear shaped bodies carry more weight around the hips; apple shaped bodies carry more weight around the waist.

InterpretationPear shaped bodies tend to be lower risk for heart disease than apple shaped bodies.

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