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Waist to hip ratio Your waist to hip ratio estimates the fat distribution in your body and can affect your overall health Learn More Your waist to hip ratio estimates the fat distribution in your body and can affect your overall health Learn More

Waist: You have entered a number outside the available range 50cm - 300cm

Hip: You have entered a number outside the available range 55cm - 300cm

Your result may not be reflective of your risk. Please talk to your doctor about an evaluation of your weight and fat distribution appropriate for your situation, and to chat about any potential health concerns.

Your waist to hip ratio is in the ideal range. Keep within this range and maintain a healthy weight to help decrease your chance of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Your waist to hip circumference is slightly above the ideal range. Speak to your doctor to confirm if this applies to you and learn more about how you can lower your risks of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Your waist to hip circumference suggests your body shape and weight are putting you at increased risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Talk to your doctor about how you can take steps to decrease your health risks.

Using this tool

Your waist circumference is measured at the narrowest point between your ribs and hips after exhaling. 

Your hip circumference is measured at the point where the buttocks are most extended when viewed from the side.

Recommended ratios differ based on your age and gender. Select the gender you most identify with. 

This calculator has been reviewed by Bupa health professionals and is based on reputable sources of medical research. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical or other professional health advice.

Why is this important?

Relative excess fat around your waist appears to increase your risk of developing one or more chronic diseases or conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

One way you can assess your weight-related risk is by measuring your waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). 

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