waist:hip ratio

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waist:hip ra·ti·o

(wāst'hip rā'shē-ō)
Waist circumference divided by hip circumference; indicator of abdominal (visceral) obesity, and predictor of health risk independent of total percentage of body fat. Ratio that exceeds 0.80 for women and 0.95 for men correlates with increased risk of death, even after controlling for body mass index.
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22] In our study, the waisthip ratio of sedentary overweight and obese females was significantly higher than those with BMI in the normal range.
The present study did not find a correlation between the trunk flexor endurance level and each of height, weight, BMI, waist circumference, waisthip ratio, waist-height ratio, trunk-cephalic height, conicity index, FMI and FFMI.
Waist circumference, waisthip ratio and body mass index and their correlation with cardiovascular disease risk factors in Australian adults.