Waist To Height Ratio Calculator – Assess Your Lifestyle Risk


Body mass index (BMI) is an index widely used to define obesity. BMI does not always accurately indicate the degree of fatness. The degree of central fat distribution may be more closely tied to metabolic risks than BMI. Measurement of the degree of central fat distribution thus appears to be important for the early detection of subsequent health risks, even among those of normal weight. Waist-to-height ratio (W/Ht) corresponds better to metabolic risk than BMI.

*PLEASE NOTE: It’s important to avoid going by BMI alone since it’s not the most accurate form of measurement for lean, fit and healthy individuals who carry additional muscle mass. One of the best ways to receive an accurate reading of body fat is to use one of the effective methods like a Bod Pod, water displacement and DEXA scanning.

Waist To Height Ratio Calculator
Height : feet inches
Waist :
Gender :
Your Waist-to-Height Ratio is :
How to interpret Your Waist-to-Height Ratio


  • Ratio less than 35: Abnormally Slim to Underweight
  • Ratio 35 to 43: Extremely slim
  • Ratio 43 to 46: Slender and Healthy
  • Ratio 46 and 53: Healthy, Normal Weight
  • Ratio 53 to 58: Overweight
  • Ratio 58 to 63: Extremely Overweight/Obese
  • Ratio over 63: Highly Obese


  • Ratio less than 35: Abnormally Slim to Underweight
  • Ratio 35 - 42: Extremely Slim
  • Ratio 42 to 46: Slender and Healthy
  • Ratio 46 to 49: Healthy, Normal Weight
  • Ratio 49 to 54: Overweight
  • Ratio 54 to 58: Seriously Overweight
  • Ratio over 58: Highly Obese



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  1. Antonio Narduzzi on

    I’m at first disturbed by the choice of descriptors for what should be a healthy weight, especially attractive. Then I’m put off by the fact this is as unrealistic as the BMI. I lift weights and have a thick body so I thought I would try this only I would need to lose ten pant sizes to be attractive. I would be skin and bones and lacking muscle which helps a person in the long run to be healthy.

    • shapefit

      You’re correct, the BMI is not the most accurate form of measurement and has several flaws, the biggest being the lack of taking into consideration the level of lean muscle mass on an individual’s physique. We have added additional information to this page to make our readers aware of this.

    • The ‘attractive’ thing disturbed me too, body shaming works both ways and some people naturally don’t fall in the healthy category. So they are not attractive then? I do not think it should say it as it is placing ideals on people, maybe just leave it as healthy? I used to have an athletic build with decent muscle as I worked out a lot but currently I am being treated for anorexia so I am underweight.

      • shapefit

        Thanks for everyone’s feedback. We have updated this page and removed all references to “attractive”.

    • shapefit

      The calculator shows that it’s not normal (obese). How is your overall weight and level of health/fitness?

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