Friday 1 June 2012

Waist to hip ratio calculator

Waist to hip ratio is used to assess the health risks associated with central obesity. A higher ratio indicates increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

You need two measurements in order to calculate waist hip ratio.

  1. Your waist circumference.
  2. Your hip circumference.
Measure your waist circumference at the level of the upper border of your hipbones. Measure your hip by positioning the measuring tape around the maximum circumference of the buttocks.

Now enter the values in appropriate fields of the waist to hip ratio calculator. Hit the calculate button.

Waist To Hip Ratio Calculator

Waist cm / inches
Hip cm / inches
WH Ratio  

A ratio of less than 0.85 for men and less than 0.8 for women are considered to be healthy.

People with higher values have apple shape obesity. They have more chances of getting coronary heart disease.