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Cardio Exam

Waist-Hip ratio

July 1st, 2020


The waist circumference and waist-hip ratio are markers of central obesity, with evidence to support their use in estimating cardiovascular risk.
  • How to Assess

  • Measure the waist circumference at the midpoint between the lowest palpable rib and the top of the iliac crest. Measure the hip circumference around the widest part of the buttocks. Divide the first measurement by the second.
    • Normal Range

    • Males <0.9
    • Females <0.85
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