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Increased Waist-Hip Ratio

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.
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