Trait: waist-hip ratio

Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO) Information
Identifier EFO_0004343
Description The waist circumference measurement divided by the hip circumference measurement. For both men and women, a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of 1.0 or higher is considered "at risk" for undesirable health consequences, such as heart disease and ailments associated with OVERWEIGHT. A healthy WHR is 0.90 or less for men, and 0.80 or less for women. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2004)
Trait category
Body measurement
Mapped terms 2 mapped terms
  • MeSH:D049629
  • NCIt:C17651
Child trait(s) BMI-adjusted waist-hip ratio

Associated Polygenic Score(s)

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Note: This table shows all PGS for "waist-hip ratio" and any child terms of this trait in the EFO hierarchy by default.
Polygenic Score ID & Name PGS Publication ID (PGP) Reported Trait Mapped Trait(s) (Ontology) Number of Variants Ancestry distribution Scoring File (FTP Link)
PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Waist-to-hip ratio (body mass index adjusted) BMI-adjusted waist-hip ratio 462
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https://ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/spot/pgs/scores/PGS000299/ScoringFiles/PGS000299.txt.gz
PGS000842
(WHR)
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Waist-hip ratio waist-hip ratio 39
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https://ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/spot/pgs/scores/PGS000842/ScoringFiles/PGS000842.txt.gz
PGS000843
(WHRadjBMI)
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
WHR adjusted for BMI BMI-adjusted waist-hip ratio 63
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https://ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/spot/pgs/scores/PGS000843/ScoringFiles/PGS000843.txt.gz

Performance Metrics

Disclaimer: The performance metrics are displayed as reported by the source studies. It is important to note that metrics are not necessarily comparable with each other. For example, metrics depend on the sample characteristics (described by the PGS Catalog Sample Set [PSS] ID), phenotyping, and statistical modelling. Please refer to the source publication for additional guidance on performance.

PGS Performance
Metric ID (PPM)
Evaluated Score PGS Sample Set ID
(PSS)
Performance Source Trait PGS Effect Sizes
(per SD change)
Classification Metrics Other Metrics Covariates Included in the Model PGS Performance:
Other Relevant Information
PPM000766 PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PSS000376|
European Ancestry|
1,354 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Waist-to-hip ratio : 0.0138 Sex, age, age^2, BMI
PPM000767 PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PSS000377|
European Ancestry|
1,174 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Waist-to-hip ratio : 0.0141 Sex, age, age^2, BMI
PPM000768 PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PSS000378|
European Ancestry|
1,095 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Waist-to-hip ratio : 0.0195 Sex, age, age^2, BMI
PPM000796 PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PSS000371|
European Ancestry|
288 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Waist-to-hip ratio : 0.01 Sex, age, age^2, BMI
PPM000797 PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PSS000372|
European Ancestry|
265 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Waist-to-hip ratio : 0.017 Sex, age, age^2, BMI
PPM000798 PGS000299
(GRS462_WHRadjBMI)
PSS000373|
European Ancestry|
245 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Waist-to-hip ratio : 0.0156 Sex, age, age^2, BMI
PPM002293 PGS000842
(WHR)
PSS001086|
European Ancestry|
3,194 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Severe Autoimmune Diabetes OR: 1.13 [1.02, 1.25] PC1-10
PPM002295 PGS000842
(WHR)
PSS001088|
European Ancestry|
3,869 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Severe Insulin-Resistant Diabetes OR: 1.14 [1.06, 1.22] PC1-10
PPM002296 PGS000842
(WHR)
PSS001085|
European Ancestry|
4,116 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Moderate Obesity-related Diabetes OR: 1.1 [1.03, 1.18] PC1-10
PPM002297 PGS000842
(WHR)
PSS001084|
European Ancestry|
5,597 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Moderate Age-Related Diabetes OR: 1.03 [0.98, 1.08] PC1-10
PPM002294 PGS000842
(WHR)
PSS001087|
European Ancestry|
3,930 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Severe Insulin-Deficient Diabetes OR: 1.04 [0.97, 1.11] PC1-10
PPM002298 PGS000843
(WHRadjBMI)
PSS001086|
European Ancestry|
3,194 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Severe Autoimmune Diabetes OR: 1.19 [1.08, 1.31] PC1-10
PPM002299 PGS000843
(WHRadjBMI)
PSS001087|
European Ancestry|
3,930 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Severe Insulin-Deficient Diabetes OR: 1.09 [1.02, 1.17] PC1-10
PPM002300 PGS000843
(WHRadjBMI)
PSS001088|
European Ancestry|
3,869 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Severe Insulin-Resistant Diabetes OR: 1.15 [1.07, 1.24] PC1-10
PPM002301 PGS000843
(WHRadjBMI)
PSS001085|
European Ancestry|
4,116 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Moderate Obesity-related Diabetes OR: 1.03 [0.96, 1.1] PC1-10
PPM002302 PGS000843
(WHRadjBMI)
PSS001084|
European Ancestry|
5,597 individuals
PGP000211 |
Aly DM et al. Nat Genet (2021)
Reported Trait: Moderate Age-Related Diabetes OR: 1.05 [0.99, 1.1] PC1-10

Evaluated Samples

PGS Sample Set ID
(PSS)
Phenotype Definitions and Methods Participant Follow-up Time Sample Numbers Age of Study Participants Sample Ancestry Additional Ancestry Description Cohort(s) Additional Sample/Cohort Information
PSS000371 Individuals who have been referred to a child psychiatric outpatient clinic in the Northern Netherlands before the age of 11. We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 288 individuals,
69.2 % Male samples
Mean = 15.83 years
Sd = 0.6 years
European TRAILS, TRAILSCC TRAILS Clinical Cohort
PSS000372 Individuals who have been referred to a child psychiatric outpatient clinic in the Northern Netherlands before the age of 11. We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 265 individuals,
69.2 % Male samples
Mean = 19.2 years
Sd = 0.66 years
European TRAILS, TRAILSCC TRAILS Clinical Cohort
PSS000373 Individuals who have been referred to a child psychiatric outpatient clinic in the Northern Netherlands before the age of 11. We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 245 individuals,
69.2 % Male samples
Mean = 22.04 years
Sd = 0.69 years
European TRAILS, TRAILSCC TRAILS Clinical Cohort
PSS000376 We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 1,354 individuals,
47.56 % Male samples
Mean = 16.22 years
Sd = 0.66 years
European TRAILS
PSS000377 We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 1,174 individuals,
47.6 % Male samples
Mean = 19.2 years European TRAILS
PSS000378 We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 1,095 individuals,
47.6 % Male samples
Mean = 22.4 years European TRAILS
PSS001084 Moderate Age-Related Diabetes (MARD) vs. controls
[
  • 2,853 cases
  • , 2,744 controls
]
European Swedish ANDIS
PSS001085 Moderate Obesity-related Diabetes (MOD) vs. controls
[
  • 1,372 cases
  • , 2,744 controls
]
European Swedish ANDIS
PSS001086 Severe Autoimmune Diabetes (SAID) vs. controls
[
  • 450 cases
  • , 2,744 controls
]
European Swedish ANDIS
PSS001087 Severe Insulin-Deficient Diabetes (SIDD) vs. controls
[
  • 1,186 cases
  • , 2,744 controls
]
European Swedish ANDIS
PSS001088 Severe Insulin-Resistant Diabetes (SIRD) vs. controls
[
  • 1,125 cases
  • , 2,744 controls
]
European Swedish ANDIS