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What are the category values for Waist Circumference?

Waist circumference is one of the most practical tools to assess abdominal fat for chronic disease risk and during weight loss treatment. A high waist circumference or a greater level of abdominal fat is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Gender Classification Waist Circumference

Male

Ideal 0.0 inches to 40.0 inches

Male

High 40.1 inches and above

Female

Ideal 0.0 inches to 35.0 inches

Female

High 35.1 inches and above

 

Source: Center for Disease Control, DNPAO (Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity)

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