Waist To Height Ratio (WHtR) Calculator

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About Waist To height Ratio (WHtR) Calculator

Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR)

This online WHtR or waist-to-height ratio is similar to waist-hip ratio (WHR) calculator. Instead of hip circumference in WHR calculator, this calculator uses height. WHtR calculator takes gender, waist circumference and height and generates a ratio with waist circumference and height. This ratio is compared with the health category boundaries based on gender and displays the result.

Using the Waist-To-Height Ratio calculator

  1. Select your gender.
  2. Enter your waist circumference. Waist circumference should be between 20 to 100 inches (or) 50 to 250 centimeters.
    Follow these steps to measure your waist circumference:
    1. Be relaxed.
    2. Wear little cloth as possible.
    3. Stand straight with your feet close together.
    4. Keep your arms at the sides.
    5. Take the measurement after the end of a normal expiration.
    6. Measure the smallest circumference of the waist, one inch above the belly button. Repeat the measurements twice and take the average.
  3. Enter your height either in centimeters or in feet and inches.
  4. Then, click the Calculate WHtR button. The Waist-to-Height Ratio will be calculated, and the result will be displayed in the box below the button.

Waist To Height Ratio (WHtR)

Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is the ratio between waist circumference and height of a person. Waist circumference and height should be in the same unit of measurement. This ratio is used to measure the body fat distribution and thus an indicator of health. WHtR is also called as waist-to-stature ratio (WSR). Below are the WHtR health range classification for women and men.

WHtR Range Classification 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

WHtR Range Classification 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

Reference

  • About waist-to-height ratio at wikipedia.org.
  • Journal: Waist-to-height ratio is a better screening tool than waist circumference and BMI for adult cardiometabolic risk factors: systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Journal: The Predictive Value of Different Measures of Obesity for Incident Cardiovascular Events and Mortality.
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Page Last Modified On: Jun 11, 2018


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