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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 2 Obesity indexes, index value items, and measurement methods

From: Abdominal fat ratio estimation equation by abdominal type in elderly women

Measurement item Definition
Calculated item BMI (body mass index) Weight (kg)/height (m)
Circumference index WHR (Waist-Hip Ratio) Waist circumference/Hip circumference
WHtR (Waist-Height Ratio) Waist circumference/Height
AHR (Abdomen-Hip Ratio) Abdomen circumference/Hip circumference
WAR (Waist-Abdomen Ratio) Waist circumference/Abdomen circumference
Flatness index Waist flatness Waist thickness/Waist width
Abdomen flatness Abdomen thickness/ Abdomen width
Hip flatness Hip thickness/ Hip width