WAIST TO HIP RATIO

Waist Circumference

Waist circumference will be measured using a constant tension tape measure over one layer of light clothing.

The assessor will stand in front of the person and identify the 10th rib (bottom rib coming off of the sternum) and the iliac crest (top of pelvis) on the participant and determine the midpoint between these two anatomical landmarks.

The participant should stand with their feet shoulder width apart and their hands crossed onto their shoulders. Ask the participant to do two exhalations and measure waist circumference on an exhalation.

Waist circumference will be recorded in centimeters (rounded to 1 decimal place). Measures should be taken twice.

Hip Circumference

Hip circumference will be measured using a constant tension tape measure. The assessor will stand at the side of the person and hip circumference will be measured at the trochanter major (typically at the same level as the largest protuberance of the buttocks) over one layer of light clothing.

The participant should stand with their feet shoulder width apart and their hands crossed onto their shoulders. Hip circumference will be recorded in centimetres (rounded up to 1 decimal place).  Measures should be taken twice.
PharmOutcomes will automatically calculate the waist to hip ratio

Waist: Hip Ratio = Waist (cm) / Hip (cm)