Waist to Hip Ratio

Waist to Hip Ratio

Are you at increased risk of heart disease because of your shape? Do you need to consider a diet program to decrease the size of your waist or hips?

Imperial Metric
Select your gender:
Enter your waist size at the narrowest point:
Enter your hip size at the widest point:
Calculating Result...
Select your gender:
Enter your waist size at the narrowest point:
Enter your hip size at the widest point:
Calculating Result...

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7 Comments

  1. Glen Anson Reply

    For the purpose of measurement does the waist begin where the ribcage ends because that is my narrowest point of measurement whereas my umbilicus is the widest and just below there the next widest. Which one should I use.

  2. Jon Bell Reply

    What does it mean if you have a lot of waist fat and not a lot of hip fat, but the thing said that you were the opposite?

    1. Danielle White

      I just ran my numbers through this calculator and got a correct result so I am not sure what happened. Unfortunately, I too store fat around my middle and not my hips.

      This shape puts you at increased risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Frequently referred to as apple shape, you tend to keep fat at your midsection and less on your hips. Our bodies convert this upper body fat to energy whenever your body runs short. This raises cholesterol and blood pressure.

  3. K Reply

    These sites are all wrong. I have a very large frame. My weight is 195 lbs. I am 5’7” and I am only overweight by 15 lbs with my bone density being above average than most. I look healthy in the mirror, and don’t have a lot of body fat at the midsection. I do cardio 4x week, and push heavy weights, and into bodybuilding. So yeah don’t believe everything you read.

    1. HealthStatus

      A ratio is the expression of the measure of your waist to your hips. Unless the measures were entered wrong, the ratio is correct. If you don’t like being the apple or pear that is described in the result, sorry, that is how the ratio is labeled to determine your health risk of your shape. That is what this calculator determines, extra risk or not depending on the shape of your body.

  4. Brad Reply

    Won’t someone extremely skinny have a ratio close to 1:1, especially if they have muscular abdominals? I wouldn’t describe anyone with a 6 pack as apple shaped.

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