Waist to Height Ratio Calculator

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Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR) also known as Waist to Stature Ratio (WSR) is used as an important gauge nowadays to tell a person if he or she is overweight or not. Higher values signal higher risk of medical complications that trigger serious health conditions like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and hypertension. The values hold good for all age groups and for all statures.

Thus, our Waist to Height Ratio Calculator plays an indispensable role in knowing your Waist to Height Ratio. In the present scenario, several scientific studies rely on this ratio and prefer the Waist to Height Ratio over the BMI. This is because the cardiometabolic risk can be lowered if the values are known well in advance. The ratio uses the abdominal waist circumference close to the level of the navel or belly button. As a matter of fact, it is advisable to keep the waist circumference not more than half their height.


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How is Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR) calculated?


The Waist to Height Ratio is calculated using the formula given below:

Waist to Height Ratio = Waist in inches / Height in inches

For this, you need your waist size and hip size in inches.

To know your accurate waist and hip measurements, you need to do the following.
  • For waist measurements, you need to stand up straight and breathe out. Keep your measuring tape just above your belly button and measure the distance around the smallest part of your waist.
  • To know your accurate height in inches, you need to stand with your back and heels touching a wall and ensure you are on a flat, non-carpeted surface. With the help of a ruler and a pencil, make a mark on the wall at your level height. Measure this height starting from the floor and you will get your height in inches.

Know your stature:


  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio falls below 0.35 in both males and females, the person is said to be abnormally slim.
  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio falls between 0.35 and 0.43 in males and between 0.35 and 0.42 in females, the person is said to be extremely slim.
  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio falls between 0.43 and 0.46 in males and between 0.42 to 0.46 in females, the person is said to be slender and healthy.
  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio falls between 0.46 and 0.53 in males and between 0.46 to 0.49 in females, the person is said to be a healthy individual.
  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio falls between 0.53 and 0.58 in males and between 0.49 and 0.54 in females, the person is said to be overweight for his/her age.
  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio falls between 0.58 and 0.63 in males and between 0.54 to 0.58 in females, the person is said to be extremely overweight.
  • When a person's Waist to Height Ratio is 0.63 and above in males and 0.58 and above in females, the person is said to be highly obese.
 


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