# Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

With this calculator, you can easily calculate your waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). You can enter your waist to hip ratio in cm or inches. Your waist-to-hip ratio shows what body shape you have.

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###### Calculation Results
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Waist Hip Ratio:0
Ideal Range (Female): 0.80 or less

## What is Waist to Hip Ratio?

Waist to Hip ratio is a ratio with certain reference values such as ideal weight range, basal metabolic rate, which gives little information about our body health. Waist to Hip ratio allows us to see from which part of our body we gain weight. When evaluated together with other values, it enables us to take precautions against risks that may occur in the future.

### What is Waist Measurement - How to get it?

Waist size is the measurement made to find out our waist to hip ratio. It is the measurement taken from the thinnest part of the waist with the help of a tape measure. It is usually taken just above the belly button. While taking measurements, you should stand upright without forcing the body, and the measurement should be taken in that way.

### What is Hip Size - How to Take?

The hip measurement is the measurement made to find out our size, to find out the waist/hip ratio. The measurement is made from the widest circumference of the hip with the help of a tape measure. While taking the measurement, you should stand on the ground without forcing the body.

## How to calculate Waist to Hip Ratio?

Waist to Hip ratio is found by dividing the Waist size by the Hip size. As mentioned above, you can measure from the thinnest part of your waist and the widest part of your hips with a tape measure. For the most accurate result, you can find your waist/hip ratio by typing the values you measured into the calculation tool at the top of the page. In the results section, you can see the reference ranges given by gender next to the ratio and where your value is in that range.

Waist to Hip Ratio Formula:

Waist Size (cm) / Hip Size (cm)Example;Waistline: 70 cmHip Size: 105 cm

It is very important that the units are identical to each other. Both must be in cm or both in inches. You can easily convert between units from the cm to inch converter.

With the formula for waist size / hip size, we get 70 / 105 = 0.6667.

Next to this value in the calculation tool, we see reference value ranges for men and women. Thanks to these intervals, we get information about our health.

## Ideal Waist to Hip Ratio in Women (WHR)?

Values of 0.80 or less in women are the ideal waist/hip ratio. Ratios higher than 0.80 carry a high health risk.

## Ideal Waist to Hip Ratio for Men?

For men, values of 0.95 or less are the ideal waist/hip ratio. Values higher than 0.95 carry a high health risk.

## What is the Importance of Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR)?

When the waist to hip ratio is evaluated together with other data, it can give clues about our health. It is a rate supported by scientific data. Based on this calculation, we can have information about ourselves and the state of our body, and we can consult a doctor in case of risk. The World Health Organization also pays attention to the waist/hip ratio when defining obesity. If the value is above 0.85 for women and 0.90 for men, obesity is defined. People with waist/hip ratio above the reference values are more prone to serious diseases such as type-2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and heart disease than people below these values.

## FAQ

### What should be the hip circumference in women?

The ideal size for women is usually between 100 and 105 centimeters or 39.3 inches. It varies between 41.3 and 41.3.

### How tall should a man's waist be?

According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), the waist size of men should be no more than 102 cm or 40.15 inches.

### How many cm should a woman's waist be?

According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), the waist size for women should be a maximum of 88 cm or 34.64 inches.