What is waist circumference?

Waist circumference is measured at the narrowest point between the top of the hip bone and the lowest palpable rib. This is consistent with ISAK standards.

Waist circumference is a measurement of the distance around a person's waist, typically taken at the level of the belly button.

cardiovascular disease It is an indicator of overall health and the amount of abdominal fat a person has. High waist circumference is associated with increased risk for health problems such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.