Did you know that the size of your waist in relation to the size of your hips can help determine your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions? In general, the higher your waist-hip ratio is, the higher your health risks may be, regardless of how tall or big-boned you are. Find out if you are at risk. First, learn how to measure your waist and hips by checking out this illustration. Then, fill in the information in the Waist-to-Hip Calculator.
Important Note: The Waist-to-Hip Calculator is based on research outcomes of middle-aged men and women. This tool is not applicable to pregnant women and children and may not accurately indicate risk for young adults or older individuals.