Waist Circumference Tool

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Waist Circumference Tool

In addition to Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference screening is an important element of predicting disease risk, especially for individuals who are categorized as normal or overweight on the BMI scale. This chart illustrates proper technique for measuring waist circumference and indicates disease risk by waist circumference and BMI, and is also available for PDF download.

Waist Circumference Measurement Tool 


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