Enter your total height and total waist circumference. The calculator will evaluate and display your waist-to-height ratio NHS. Compare the results with the table below. The waist-to-height ratio is also known as your WHtR.

Waist to Height Ratio Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate the ratio of your waist circumference to height.

W:H = W / H
  • Where W is your waist circumference
  • H is your height

To calculate a waist to height ratio, divide the waist circumference by the height.

The recommended waist-to-height ratio by the NHS is .42 – .43.

Healthy Ratios

Use the chart below to determine if you have a healthy height to weight ratio. It’s important to keep in mind that these are generalized values and your real health may vary based on genetics.


What is a waist to height ratio used for?

Waist to height ratios is used to estimate a person’s health. The wider the waist the more body fat on average and less healthy a person is.

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