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  1. Waist-Hip Ratio

    The waist circumference measurement divided by the hip circumference measurement. For both men and women, a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of 1.0 or higher is considered "at risk" for undesirable health consequences, such as heart disease and ailments associated with OVERWEIGHT. A healthy WHR is 0.90 or less for men, and 0.80 or less for women. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2004)


  1. Waist–hip ratio

    Waist–hip ratio or waist-to-hip ratio is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips.


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