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Descriptor English: Waist-Hip Ratio
Descriptor Spanish: Relación Cintura-Cadera
Descriptor Portuguese: Relação Cintura-Quadril
Descriptor French: Rapport taille-hanches
Entry term(s): Ratio, Waist-Hip
Ratio, Waist-to-Hip
Ratios, Waist-Hip
Ratios, Waist-to-Hip
Waist Hip Ratio
Waist to Hip Ratio
Waist-Hip Ratios
Waist-to-Hip Ratio
Waist-to-Hip Ratios
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.115.100.960
E05.041.124.946
G07.100.100.960
SP6.011.042.048.079
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 2005; see BODY CONSTITUTION 1994-2004
History Note: 2005; use BODY CONSTITUTION 1994-2004
Related: Body Fat Distribution MeSH
DeCS ID: 38802
Unique ID: D049629
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Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Waist-Hip Ratio - Preferred
Concept UI M0002744
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)
Preferred term Waist-Hip Ratio
Entry term(s) Ratio, Waist-Hip
Ratio, Waist-to-Hip
Ratios, Waist-Hip
Ratios, Waist-to-Hip
Waist Hip Ratio
Waist to Hip Ratio
Waist-Hip Ratios
Waist-to-Hip Ratio
Waist-to-Hip Ratios



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