Waist to Hip Calculator

Did you know that the size of your waist in relation to the size of your hips can help determine your risk for diabetes and other conditions? In general, the higher your waist-hip ration is, the higher your health risks may be, regardless of how tall or big-boned you are.

How to Use

Studies have shown that the shape of your body can be correlated to higher risks for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. By measuring the ration of your waist size to your hip size, you can use our calculator to determine your body type and levels of risk.

The data used to derive the waist-to-hip ration was taken from middle-aged men and women. The calculator may not apply to young children, the elderly and pregnant women.

Measure Yourself First

To use the calculator you need current measurements for your waist and hips. When measuring around your waist, measure then narrowest part of your torso. If you can’t find it, measure around yourself at your belly button.

To measure your hips, wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your hips.

By measuring the ration of your waist size to your hip size, you can use our calculator to determine your body type and levels of risk.

  1. Select gender
  2. Enter your waist size
  3. Enter your hip size
  4. Select calculate

For tips about nutrition and health eating read the following guidelines from the CDC:

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