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Waist-Hip Ratio MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Waist-Hip Ratio
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.600.115.100.960
E05.041.124.946
G07.100.100.960
Unique ID
D049629
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D049629
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Waist-to-Hip Ratio
See Also
Body Fat Distribution
Public MeSH Note
2005; see BODY CONSTITUTION 1994-2004
History Note
2005; use BODY CONSTITUTION 1994-2004
Date Established
2005/01/01
Date of Entry
2004/07/07
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Waist-Hip Ratio Preferred
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