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.

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/waist-to-hips-ratio/ (accessed September 28, 2021).