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Waist-to-height calculator

The waist-to-height ratio is a simple indicator of overall health for men and women. If your waist-to-height ratio is higher or lower than the recommended range, it can indicate a shorter lifespan, and risks of severe illnesses.1

Waist-to-height measurements can also be used to roughly predict your likelihood of testosterone deficiency (TD).2

The rule is, ‘keep your waistline less than half your height’

Waist-to-height calculator

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Understanding your results

Your waist-to-height ratio is below 0.4: You may be underweight – consider making changes to keep yourself at a healthy weight.

Your waist-to-height ratio is 0.4 – 0.5: You’re a healthy weight for your height.

Your waist-to-height ratio is 0.5 – 0.6: You have more fat around your waist than is healthy – consider taking action and speaking to your doctor about how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Your waist-to-height ratio is above 0.6: The fat around your waist may be shortening your life expectancy and harming your health – take action. Take steps to live a healthier lifestyle to regain years that you might lose due to your increased waistline.


  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Keep the size of your waist to less than half of your height, updated NICE draft guideline recommends. Published April 2022. Available at: Accessed July 2022.

BHUK/2022/185. January 2023.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.