Definitions for waist-hip ratio
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U.S. National Library of Medicine
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)
Waist–hip ratio or waist-to-hip ratio is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips. This is calculated as waist measurement divided by hip measurement. For example, a 25" waist divided by 38" hips yields a waist-hip ratio of 0.65+.
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