WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO

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: Nugent, Pam M.S., "WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/waist-to-hips-ratio/ (accessed June 22, 2017).
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