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Waist-Hip Ratio

"Waist-Hip Ratio" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Waist-Hip Ratio" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Waist-Hip Ratio" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 216 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2015
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