the circumference of the waist divided by the circumference of the hips. This ratio is frequently utilized in cross-cultural analyses of attractiveness of an individual.
What is WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO?
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WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO: "Individuals who have a greater waist to hips ratio may be exposed to greater risk of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease."
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