"Waist-Hip Ratio" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The waist circumference measurement divided by the hip circumference measurement. For both men and women, a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of 1.0 or higher is considered "at risk" for undesirable health consequences, such as heart disease and ailments associated with OVERWEIGHT. A healthy WHR is 0.90 or less for men, and 0.80 or less for women. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2004)
- Waist-Hip Ratio
- Ratio, Waist-Hip
- Ratios, Waist-Hip
- Waist Hip Ratio
- Waist-Hip Ratios
- Waist-to-Hip Ratio
- Ratio, Waist-to-Hip
- Ratios, Waist-to-Hip
- Waist to Hip Ratio
- Waist-to-Hip Ratios
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