Waist-to-height ratio

waist-to-height ratio WHtR
A person's waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), also called waist-to-stature ratio (WSR), is defined as their waist circumference divided by their height, both measured in the same units.wikipedia
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Abdominal obesity

central obesitybeer bellypot belly
Higher values of WHtR indicate higher risk of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases; it is correlated with abdominal obesity.
Waist-to-height ratio

Waist

waist circumference
A person's waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), also called waist-to-stature ratio (WSR), is defined as their waist circumference divided by their height, both measured in the same units.
Waist-to-height ratio

Body mass index

BMIbody mass index (BMI)body-mass index
A 2010 study that followed 11,000 subjects for up to eight years concluded that WHtR is a much better measure of the risk of heart attack, stroke or death than the more widely used body mass index.
A better measure was found to be the waist-to-height ratio.

Adipose tissue

adiposebody fatfat
The WHtR is a measure of the distribution of body fat.

Waist–hip ratio

waist-hip ratiowaist-to-hip ratiowaist to hip ratio
However, a 2011 study that followed 60,000 participants for up to 13 years found that waist–hip ratio (when adjusted for BMI) was a better predictor of ischemic heart disease mortality than WHtR.

ICO

Index of Central Obesity, a measurement of abdominal obesity

Obesity

obesemorbidly obeseoverweight
Other evidence suggests that the association of BMI and waist circumference with mortality is U- or J-shaped, while the association between waist-to-hip ratio and waist-to-height ratio with mortality is more positive.

Body adiposity index

adiposity index
Adiposity indexes that include the waist circumference (for example waist-to-height ratio WHtR) may be better than BAI and BMI in evaluating metabolic and cardiovascular risk in both clinical practice and research.

Classification of obesity

Body Volume Indexbody mass indexBVI
Waist-to-height ratio (also called waist-to-stature ratio (WSR))