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Waist-to-Hip Ratios

The Waist Circumference measurement divided by the hip circumference measurement. For both men and Women, a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of 1.0 or higher is considered "at Risk" for undesirable Health consequences, such as Heart Disease and ailments associated with Overweight. A Healthy WHR is 0.90 or less for men, and 0.80 or less for Women. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2004)