Waist or Abdominal Girth

Girths are circumference measures at standard anatomical sites around the body.

abdominal girth measure

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Risk cm inches cm inches
Very High > 120 > 47 > 110 > 43.5
High 100 - 120 39.5 - 47 90 - 109 35.5 - 43
Low 80 - 99 31.5 - 39 70 - 89 28.5 - 35
Very Low < 80 < 31.5 < 70 < 28.5

Source: ACSM (2005) ACSM guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, 7th ed. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 61

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