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waist to height ratio Calculator

Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR) Calculator

The calculator will estimate the fat distribution in body depending on the waist to the height of an individual.







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Disclaimer:Remember, the below given ratios serve as general indicators for health assessments, and it's advisable to always consult with healthcare professionals for a comprehensive health assessment.

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Developed By: 
Katherine Paul
Katherine Paul

Katherine Paul

Katherine Paula is a recognized nutritionist and certified dietician who is willing to promote a healthy lifestyle via her nutritional guides

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Dr. Muhammad Uzair
Dr. Muhammad Uzair

Dr. Muhammad Uzair

Dr. Muhammad Uzair is a highly accomplished professional in the field of Health Sciences, holding a Ph.D. Degree. He is a Registered Dietician-Nutritionist (RDN) and Registered Personal Trainer (CPT).

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The waist to height ratio (WHtR) calculator figures out the waist-to-height ratio, which is the measure of fat on body and risk for certain diseases. This calculator assesses the current ratio and makes lifestyle changes to improve their health.

Waist-to-Height Ratio:

The waist-to-height ratio is a measure of abdominal obesity. This type of body fat, also called visceral fat. It can help identify people at higher risk for heart and metabolic problems, regardless of age

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Waist-Height Ratio Formula:

To calculate the WHtR you need to follow the below formula:

Waist-to-Height Ratio = Waist Circumference / Height

It is calculated by dividing the waist circumference by the height.

Why Is Waist To Height Ratio Important?

The waist-height ratio is important to measure because it determines abdominal obesity. Research has shown that having a waist to height ratio of 0.5 or higher is associated with an increased risk of health problems such as heart disease, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and stroke.

The higher waist-height ratio is associated with the higher risk of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases and a lower ratio is linked to a decreased risk. Additionally, it is a better predictor than BMI (Body Mass Index) alone.

Healthy Body Weight to Height Ratio:

  • WHtR > 0.5 – indicates a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and lower life span
    WHtR < 0.5 – considered healthy both for men and women around all over the globe

How To Calculate Waist-Height Ratio?

Calculate Waist-to height ratio of a man, his waist circumference is 92 cm and height is 182 cm?


  • Waist circumference = 92 cm
  • Height = 182 cm

Put these values into the formula:

WHtR = ( Waist circumference / Height )

= 92 / 182

= 0.51

How To Use This Calculator?

Let’s take a look, what you have to do!

  • Select the gender
  • Enter the height
  • Enter the waist
  • Press calculate – the waist to height ratio calculator shows your waist-to-height ratio for a given inputs and tells you about your body shape classification with respect to your waist to height.

How To Manually Measure Your Waist Size?

  • You have to start at the top of your hip bone
  • Get the tape measure all the way around your body, and level it with your belly button
  • Ensure that it’s not too tight and even that it’s straight, at the back. Avoid to hold your breath while measuring your waist
  • Finally, just take a look at the tape measure right after you exhale

Waist-to-Height Ratio Chart:

Chart For Men

WHtR Value Health Classification
0.34 and below Extremely Slim
0.35 to 0.42 Slim
0.43 to 0.52 Healthy
0.53 to 0.57 Overweight
0.58 to 0.62 Highly Overweight
0.63 and above Morbidly Obese

Chart For Women

WHtR Value Health Classification
0.34 and below Extremely Slim
0.35 to 0.41 Slim
0.42 to 0.48 Healthy
0.49 to 0.53 Overweight
0.54 to 0.57 Highly Overweight
0.58 and above Morbidly Obese


What is a good height to waist ratio?

Between 0.4 to 0.49

Research shows that a ratio of 0.5 to 0.59 may cause to increase health risks while of 0.6 or more puts people at the highest risk of disease.

What is ideal waist size for a woman & man?

According to experts, the ideal waist size should be less than 40 inches around for men, and less than 35 inches for women. If it’s larger than that, then you should have to consult to your health care provider to know what your next steps are, including losing excess flab!