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Women with waist-to-hip ratio of 0.85 or more were 34% more likely to die over 12 years
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Women with a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.85 or more were 34% more likely to die over the 12.8 year follow-up compared to those with a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.85 to 0.95 according to a study from Scotland that looked at 20,117 adults, 18- to 86-years-old from a nationally representative sample of the Scottish population that were linked to hospital admissions and death records. Calculating Your Waist-To-Hip Ratio
How to calculate your waist-to-hip ratio
To calculate your waist-to-hip ratio, measure your waist in inches (or centimeters), and then your hips.
Then divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.
For example, if you waist is 36 inches, and your hips are 40 inches, then your waist-to-hip ratio is 0.9.
(36 inches divided by 40 inches equals 0.90 which is your waist-to-hip ratio.)
Hotchkiss J, Leyland A. The relationship between body size and mortality in the linked scottish health surveys: Cross-sectional surveys with follow-up. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Oct 5, Published on-line.
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Dr J. W. Hotchkiss
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
4 Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
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