Take circumference measurements in either centimeters or inches.
Waist circumference is measured around the narrowest point between
ribs and hips when viewed from the front after exhaling. Hip
circumference is measured at the point where the buttocks is
maximally extended, when viewed from the side.
Enter information in left column; select appropriate gender
and score and rating criteria. Age is not necessary for "Absolute"
criteria. Click "Calculate". Evaluates adults (18 and
older) risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes.
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YMCA of the USA (2000), YMCA Fitness Testing and Assessment
Manual, 4th Edition.