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Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator to Calculate Your Body Shape

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Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

This calculator will calculate your waist to hip ratio (WHR) and your body type, and then chart your health risk based on whether or not your body is determined to be pear or apple shaped. The Learn tab includes:

  • What is waist hip ratio and why is it used?
  • How to calculate WHR and body type.
  • Pear shaped versus apple shaped.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Measure:Measurement:Measurement preference:Measurement preference:

Measurement preference:

Select either standard (inches) or metric (centimeters).

Gender:Gender:Gender:Gender:

Gender:

Select male or female.

Waist:Waist measure:Waist measurement:Waist measurement:

Your waist measurement:

Using a cloth tape measure, measure the distance around the narrowest part of your waist, usually just above the belly button. If you don't have a cloth tape measure, use a string and then measure the string with a flat ruler. Be sure to relax, breath normally, and don't attempt to cinch the tape or string. Enter fractions as decimals (1/4 = .25, 1/2 = .5, 3/4 = .75).

Hip:Hip measure:Hip measurement:Hip measurement:

Your hip measurement:

Using a cloth tape measure, measure the distance around the widest part of your hip and buttocks area. If you don't have a cloth tape measure, use a string and then measure the string with a flat ruler. Be sure to relax, breath normally, and don't attempt to cinch the tape or string. Enter fractions as decimals (1/4 = .25, 1/2 = .5, 3/4 = .75).

WHR ratio:WHR ratio:Waist to hip ratio:Waist to hip ratio:

Waist to hip ratio:

This is your waist hip ratio (WHR), which is calculated by dividing your entered waist measurement by your entered hip measurement.

Risk level:Risk level:Health risk level:Health risk level:

Health risk level:

This is your health risk level based on your WHR. You can confirm this by seeing where your WHR falls on the chart located on the Learn tab.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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About

About the Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

This calculator will calculate your waist-hip ratio (WHR) from your entered measurements, as well as determine if your body type is considered to be pair shaped or apple shaped.

Plus, the calculator will also plot your WHR on a health risk meter. The risk factor is based on health risk levels found to be associated with various hip waist ratios.

Note that the calculator can be set to accommodate measurements for women or men -- using either standard (inches) or metric (centimeters) measurements, but is not intended for use by anyone younger than age 18.

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Instructions

How to use the Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

Step #1:

Choose your preferred unit of measurement -- Standard or Metric.

Step #2:

Choose your gender.

Step #3:

Enter your waist measurement in inches or centimeters.

Step #4:

Enter your hip measurement in inches or centimeters.

Step #5:

Click the "Calculate Waist Hip Ratio" button. This will display your calculated WHR, your body shape, and a health risk meter.

Saving Entries:

If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.

To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.

To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.

Numbers and Decimals:

Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.

Popup Tool Tips:

Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.

Disclaimer:

Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.

Scrolling & Shrinking:

In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.

If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.

Disclaimer:

The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.

Glossary

Fields, Terms, and Definitions.

Reset button:

Clicking the "Reset" button will restore the calculator to its default settings.

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Data Management

Save and retrieve entries and notes (requires HTML5 compliant web browser).

Calculator Data

Calculator Data:

If you are using the latest version of your web browser software, this feature will allow you to save your calculator entries to your web browser's local storage in between visits. This means the calculator entries can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save data between devices you will need to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Save: To save a new set of calculator entries, select "New Data Record" from the dropdown list, enter a nickname for the data record, then click the "Save" button.

Load: To load a previously saved set of calculator entries, simply select the name of the data record from the dropdown list.

Save Changes: To save changes to a set of previously saved calculator entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Save" button.

Clear: To clear a saved set of entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Clear" button.

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My Notes:
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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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