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Waist-to-height calculator

The waist-to-height ratio is a simple indicator of overall health for men and women. If your waist-to-height ratio is higher or lower than the recommended range, it can indicate a shorter lifespan, and risks of severe illnesses.1

Waist-to-height measurements can also be used to roughly predict your likelihood of testosterone deficiency.2

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

You can do this simple measurement with a piece of string. Cut a piece of string to the same length as your height, then fold it in half and wrap it around your waist. If your waist-to-height ratio is healthy there should be a small amount of excess string.

Measure your height

Measure your height

Fold string in half

Fold string in half

Hold the folded string around your waist

Hold the folded string around your waist

Waist to height calculator

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Understanding your results

Your waist-to-height ratio is below 0.4: You may be underweight – consider making changes to keep yourself at a healthy weight.

Your waist-to-height ratio is 0.4–0.5: You’re a healthy weight for your height.

Your waist-to-height ratio is 0.5–0.6: You have more fat around your waist than is healthy – consider taking action and speaking to your doctor about how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Your waist-to-height ratio is above 0.6: The fat around your waist may be shortening your life expectancy and harming your health – take action. Take steps to live a healthier lifestyle to regain years that you might lose due to your increased waistline.

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.


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Adverse event reporting

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this packaged leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.