MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
GET - On the App Store

Increased Waist-Hip Ratio

August 18th, 2017

Waist-Hip Ratio

  • 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
  • Significance

  • An estimate of central obesity. Waist circumference and WH ratio are used to estimate cardiovascular risk.
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now

Snapshot: Initialising...