The waist-to-hip ratio measurement can be used to help evaluate obesity. The rate is dertermined by dividing waist size by hip size. A person with a 30-inch waist and 40-inch hips would have a ratio of .75; one with a 41-inch waist and 39-inch hips would have a ratio of 1.05. The higher the ratio, the higher the risk of heart disease and other obesity-related disorders.
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