This online Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) calculator takes your gender, waist circumference and hip circumference and calculates the Waist-Hip Ratio. Waist-Hip Ratio is used to as a guideline to identify the obesity. Obesity is directly proportional to health risks.
NOTE: Waist-Hip Ratio is not for people with high muscular body like the body builders, as their waist circumference will me more than the hip circumference because of muscular tissues. WHR seems to be more efficient predictor of mortality in older people (>75 years of age) than BMI.
The waist to hip ratio abbreviated as WHR is the ration of the circumference of the waist to the circumference of the hip. Both the measurements should be either in SI system or in metric system. WHR is used as an indicator of health as well as a measurement of obesity. Based on this ratio, the body shape of the people are divided into two categories, apple-shaped and pear-shaped
WHR = waist circumference ÷ hip circumference.
Waist-Hip Ratio divides people into two shapes Pear Shaped and Apple Shaped.
Pear shaped bodies has more fat around the hip section of the body. Fat around the hip section tends to be less harmful than the fat around the waist section. So, pear shaped bodies are less risky for serious health conditions.
Apple shaped body has more fat around the waist section of the body. Fat around the waist tends to be high in risk for serious health conditions
|Men||Women||Body Shape||Risk Level|
|Less than 0.90||Less than 0.85||Pear||Low risk of metabolic complications|
|Between 0.90 and 0.95||Between 0.85 and 0.90||Apple||Moderate risk of metabolic complications like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc..|
|Above 0.95||Above 0.90||Apple||High risk of metabolic complications like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc..|
Page Last Modified On: Feb 14, 2018