Waist to height ratio

Waist to height ratio calculatorWaist to height ratio is a simple measurement for assessment of lifestyle risk and overweight. Compared to just measuring waist circumference, waist to height ratio is equally fair for short and tall persons. This calculator is valid for children and adults.

Instructions:
1. Measure your waist circumference at a horizontal line one inch above your belly button.
2. Enter waist circumference and height by turning the dials.

Ratio
0.47
OK
Waist
inches
80
Height
ft' in''
170

Background:

Measuring waist to height ratio is gaining popularity in the scientific society as several studies have found that this is a more valid measurement than BMI. Just measuring waist circumference is inherently biased for people taller or shorter than average population.

This calculator uses the criteria for interpretitation suggested by Ashwell.

References:

Indices of abdominal obesity are better discriminators of cardiovascular risk factors than BMI: a meta-analysis.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Jul;61(7):646-53. Epub 2008 Mar 21.
Lee CM, Huxley RR, Wildman RP, Woodward M.

A systematic review of waist-to-height ratio as a screening tool for the prediction of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: 0·5 could be a suitable global boundary value.
Browning LM, Hsieh SD, Ashwell M.
Nutr Res Rev. 2010 Dec;23(2):247-69. Epub 2010 Sep 7.

 

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#510 Anonymous 2017-07-17 05:06
Hi, I am 12 years, 92 pounds, 5'3 and I have a waist of 22. I dont know if this is healthy or to skinny but based on our world where girls are expected to be perfect im not good enough. I dont feel my body is slim and skinny enough because of my hips and I look at my friends and think what am I? Because of how small they are. I know Im not fat but I dont feel small enough. I had stopped eating for awhile and became vegitarian as an excuse not to eat as much but I knew this would do nothing but make my health worse. I dont know what to do and exercise just makes me thicker.
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#509 Samantha 2017-07-16 19:46
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I'm 28yrs, 5'7", 121lbs, with a waist of 26...is this ok? I always feel chubby tho I know im trim.
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#507 Anonymous 2017-07-13 00:58
Hi! I'm 5ft 1 (155.5 cm) and 108 lbs. I am a HUGE athlete exercising between 2:00-6:00hrs a day. I'm 12. I have a waist measurement of 26.5cm. I really do think I am gaining weight but I don't know if it's normal. One of my biggest fears is losing weight. Am I healthy?
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#506 Archana Singh 2017-07-11 13:57
Hiii, what is correct measurement for height 5"1' having shoulder 15... I m 24 now
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#505 Sam 2017-07-09 10:59
I am 16 and i am 5.2 almost 5.3 i am 26 around my waist, i don't know if this a good or bad thing..
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#504 Tazza 2017-07-02 18:18
Im 13 years old. I'm 5"7 with a 25 inch waist. I seems to store quite a bit of fat around my waist. It is very hard to loose . What can i do tonget rid of it?
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#503 Nieve 2017-07-02 15:36
Quoting Eva:
Hi, I am 12 years old and 5 foot 3 1/2. My waist circumference is between 30 and 34", and the scale says I need to "Take Action." I exercise and eat healthy daily, yet this calculator says I'm chubby. This calculator is not accurate, considering everything about my health...

Eva, it says you gotta take action because it's an unhealthy waist to height ratio. Look, you may not be "overweight" but your body stores fat on a dangerous place. On your stomach there are a lot of important organs and having(too much) fat there is a health risk. If your waist is 30 inches, there is no risk. I recommend going to a doctor, he can tell you what you should do. And keep eating healthy and take care of your body, we take care of the things we love: don't starve yourself and don't overeat.
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#502 Eva 2017-07-01 21:59
Hi, I am 12 years old and 5 foot 3 1/2. My waist circumference is between 30 and 34", and the scale says I need to "Take Action." I exercise and eat healthy daily, yet this calculator says I'm chubby. This calculator is not accurate, considering everything about my health is in really good condition. If you're looking to see if you're healthy, I HIGHLY reccomend not using this calculstor. It will only mess with your head, and tell you you're not in a good condition, or something atrocious like that.
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#501 Susy 2017-06-28 06:29
Quoting Sopka:
I am 5"4 with a 33 inch waist.
But i am very muscular and have big bones, is that good?
I am on a raw milk, organic food and no junk-food diet, (my mum's a nutritionist)

Try cutting back on bread if you want to get to the "ok" zone
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#500 Susy 2017-06-28 06:25
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I'm 13 and I'm 5'4 and my waist is 31 inches. I'm way overweight tho but I don't even rolls or anything like that. Where does all the weight come from if there's not much fat?

It's your muscles, muscles are a lot heavier than fat. That's why this method of measurement is a lot more accurate for measuring health than BMI.
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#499 Naomi 2017-06-27 16:58
Ok im 13 5'7 with a waist width of 25 and 95 pounds it says im underweight but i dont feel like that. My friends yell at me for not eating lunch and tell me im anorexic but they dont know my story. Im still trying to lose weight at least 20 pounds. Any suggestions.
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