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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#622 Marcy 2018-06-22 22:03
Quoting song ji won:
Quoting Marcy:
You are a 9 year old, you shouldn't be worrying about this stuff. Now scram kid!

you are telling her not to worry about her sice so that when she becomes grown she can get health problems huh huh huhhhhh

Unless if a doctor has talked to her and her family about her size, she does not need to worry about it. Her becoming too worried about her size can cause many problems for her mentally at her age and potentially later on in life. Not to forget that we have no idea what her lifestyle and diet is, the medications she may take, if she has any health conditions, etc, so in turn whatever we say to her would be worthless anyhow. Unless if her doctor says she and her family should begin to worry about her weight, there is no point in telling her to worry about her weight.
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#620 Coco 2018-06-15 23:44
Im 13 years old, around 152cm tall and my waist is 49 centimetres? is that okay?
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#619 Lucy 2018-06-14 20:01
Quoting Macy:
Im 5ft10.5 and have 28 inch waist. Im 160lbs, the chart says "Take care" what does that mean?

It means EAT SOME FOOD
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#618 Bailey 2018-06-14 01:53
I'm 5'1, 13 almost 14 years old, my waist is 30 in and i'm 128 lbs. I know i'm overweight. What should my weight and waist size be around? I don't want " You're too young to be worried about this" as an answer, I want opinions. Thanks.
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#617 song ji won 2018-06-13 18:03
Quoting Marcy:
Quoting None of ur business:
I am 5 ft 3in. My waistline is 30 in and I am 9 years old. Is this normal? What is my ideal weight?

You are a 9 year old, you shouldn't be worrying about this stuff. Now scram kid!

Quoting Marcy:
Quoting None of ur business:
I am 5 ft 3in. My waistline is 30 in and I am 9 years old. Is this normal? What is my ideal weight?

You are a 9 year old, you shouldn't be worrying about this stuff. Now scram kid!

you are telling her not to worry about her sice so that when she becomes grown she can get health problems huh huh huhhhhh
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#616 Macy 2018-06-13 18:02
Im 5ft10.5 and have 28 inch waist. Im 160lbs, the chart says "Take care" what does that mean?
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#615 Marcy 2018-06-10 21:54
Quoting None of ur business:
I am 5 ft 3in. My waistline is 30 in and I am 9 years old. Is this normal? What is my ideal weight?

You are a 9 year old, you shouldn't be worrying about this stuff. Now scram kid!
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#614 Chris J 2018-06-09 01:41
I am 40 In years. I'm about 5'8 1/2, weighing 147-150 lbs and my waist size is 29" when measuring 1 inch above belly button. I do a lot of fitness, dance, gym workouts so I'm more on the muscle-toned side of things. Unsure what would be considered as underweight in the waist size really but I'm under half my body height at least.
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#613 Sarah Emily 2018-06-07 05:19
Quoting Sarah Emily:
Hello there. I am a girl who is turning 16 this year and my waist is 25 in, my height is 164 cm and my weight is 55kg. Is this considered healthy and normal?


It also says that i should take care, but up till now there is no harm
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#612 Sarah Emily 2018-06-07 05:15
Hello there. I am a girl who is turning 16 this year and my waist is 25 in, my height is 164 cm and my weight is 55kg. Is this considered healthy and normal?
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#611 None of ur business 2018-06-03 12:12
I am 5 ft 3in. My waistline is 30 in and I am 9 years old. Is this normal? What is my ideal weight?
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#610 Alois 2018-06-02 20:43
My waist is 23 inches, my weight is 114, and I am 5'7. My ratio says I am 0.34, but I have no real clue on how to interpret this, because the calculator says "take care", and it seems as though it is trying to imply that I am underweight/too thin, but I cannot be for sure. What would be an ideal ratio for a teenage female who is 5'7 and has a 23 inches waist?
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