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waist to hip Calculator

Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

The calculator will determine the waist to hip ratio by considering the waist-to-hip circumference ratio.


Waist Circumference


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Disclaimer:The results provided by the calculator are intended only for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet, exercise, or lifestyle based on the results of this calculator.

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Research and Development

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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Verifies By Medically Reviewed By:
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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Based on Research by:

World Health Organization - Nutrition and Food Safety Waist circumference and waist-hip ratio: report of a WHO expert consultation.

Erin Palinski-Wade, How to Measure Your Waist Circumference and Waist-to-Hip Ratio.

Krzysztof Kościński, Assessment of Waist-to-Hip Ratio Attractiveness in Women: An Anthropometric Analysis of Digital Silhouettes.

The waist to hip ratio calculator calculates the waist-hip ratio, which is a measure of body fat distribution and can be used to assess health risks and other weight-related conditions.

What is Waist-Hip Ratio?

“The waist-hip ratio is a dimensionless measurement that compares the waist to that of the hips”

Recent studies reported that there is a strong correlation between a person’s waist-hip and the risk of heart attack.

Unlike your BMI (Body Mass Index), which determines the ratio of your weight to your height, WHR calculates the ratio of your waist circumference to your hip circumference. WHR determines how much fat is stored on your waist, hips, and buttocks.
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Waist-Hip Ratio Formula:

Waist-Hip-Ratio = (Waist Measurement)/(Hip Measurement) = W/H

This is calculated by dividing the waist measurement by the hip measurement. The ratio is often used as an indicator of overall health, with lower values generally associated with lower risk of certain health conditions.

Why Is Hip To Waist Ratio Important?

WHR is important measurement as it is a good indicator of visceral fat. A fat which resides in the abdominal area is linked more closely to chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

People who carry more weight around their midsection (Referred to as an apple-shaped body) are at higher risk for heart disease, and people who carry more of the weight in their thighs and hips (Referred to as a pear-shaped body) are at low health risks. Even if your Body Mass Index is within normal range, your risk for disease may be increased.

Steps To Use This Calculator:

  • Set your gender
  • Put waist circumference
  • Enter the hip circumference
  • Click on “Calculate”

How To Measure Waist And Hips Ratio (WHR)?

Your physician can calculate your waist to hip ratio, or you can determine it yourself by follow the given steps. Here’s how.

  • Stand up straight and breathe out
  • Use a tape measure and check distance around your belly button.
  • Measure the distance around the largest parts of your hips
  • Calculate your WHR, you ought to divide your waist circumference by your hip circumference – Simply, put the values into the WHR formula.
Female Male Health Risk
0.80 or lower 0.95 or lower Low health risk
0.81 to 0.84 0.96 to 1.0 Moderate risk
0.85 or higher 1.0 or higher High risk