The waist to hip ratio (WHR) is a simple measure of central obesity. WHR is calculated by dividing your waist circumference by your hip circumference. The score from the WHR predicts the risk of developing several conditions associated with excess abdominal fat. Excess abdominal fat distribution is indicated by a WHR greater than 0.8 for women and 0.9 for men.

For more information, see Assessing Central Obesity: Waist to Hip Ratio.

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