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.
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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.
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.
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.