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Waist-to-height calculator

Waist-to-height calculator

The waist-to-height ratio is a simple indicator of overall health for men and women. If a waist-to-height ratio is high, it can indicate a shorter lifespan, risk of severe illnesses, and testosterone deficiency (TD).1,2

The rule is, ‘keep your waistline less than half your height’

You can have your patient do this simple measurement demonstrated below at home (a length of string equal to your height, folded in half to go around your waist), or get their height and waist measurements, to calculate their waist-to-height ratio using the calculator below.

Measure your height

Measure your height

Fold string in half

Fold string in half

Hold the folded string around your waist (it should meet)

Hold the folded string around your waist (it should meet)

Waist to height calculator

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Their result suggests they should

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Their result suggests they should

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Their result suggests they should

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Understanding their results

Your patient’s waist-to-height ratio is below 0.4: They may be underweight – they should consider making changes to achieve a healthy weight.

Your patient’s waist-to-height ratio is 0.4–0.5: They are a healthy weight for their height.

Your patient’s waist-to-height ratio is 0.5–0.6: They have more fat around their middle than is healthy – they should consider taking action and explore ways in which to live a healthier lifestyle.

Your patient’s waist-to-height ratio is above 0.6: The fat around their waist may be shortening their life expectancy and harming their health – action is needed. Steps should be taken to live a healthier lifestyle.

References

  1. Ashwell M, Gibson S. Waist-to-height ratio as an indicator of ‘early health risk’: simpler and more predictive than using a ‘matrix’ based on BMI and waist circumference. BMJ Open. 2016;6(3):e010159.
  2. Allan CA, Peverill RE, Strauss BJ, et al. Waist-to-height ratio as a predictor of serum testosterone in ageing men with symptoms of androgen deficiency. Asian J Androl. 2011;13(3):424–431.

TES/2020/009. April 2021.

Adverse event reporting

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Adverse events should also be reported to Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd Drug Safety on 0203 862 0920 or Email: pharmacovigilance@besins-healthcare.com