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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)

Year introduced: 2005

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Tree Number(s): E01.370.600.115.100.960, E05.041.124.946, G07.100.100.960

MeSH Unique ID: D049629

Entry Terms:

  • Ratio, Waist-Hip
  • Ratios, Waist-Hip
  • Waist Hip Ratio
  • Waist-Hip Ratios
  • Waist-to-Hip Ratio
  • Ratio, Waist-to-Hip
  • Ratios, Waist-to-Hip
  • Waist to Hip Ratio
  • Waist-to-Hip Ratios

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