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Waist to Height Ratio Calculator

Why is waist-height ratio important?

The waist to height ratio is a measure of the distribution of body fat. Higher values of waist-height ratio indicate a higher risk of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases since it is correlated with abdominal obesity. Studies have found that waist-height ratio is a good indicator of the risk of heart attack, stroke or death, yet it hasn’t been proved to measure the risk of diabetes. Other indicators of abdominal obesity are body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio. Based on the waist to height ratio, you can allocate yourself to one of these groups:

  • Extremely slim – <0.34 both for men and women
  • Healthy – 0.43 to 0.52 for men and 0.42 to 0.48 for women
  • Overweight – 0.53 to 0.57 for men and 0.49 to 0.53 for women
  • Very overweight – 0.58 to 0.62 for men and 0.54 to 0.57 for women
  • Morbidly obese – >0.63 for men and >0.58 for women