|Disease Risk* Relative to Normal Weight and Waist Circumference|
|Men 102 cm (40 in) or less|
Women 88 cm (35 in) or less
|Men > 102 cm (40 in)|
Women > 88 cm (35 in)
|35.0–39.9||II||Very High||Very High|
|Extreme Obesity||40.0 +||III||Extremely High||Extremely High|
* Disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and CVD.
+ Increased waist circumference also can be a marker for increased risk, even in persons of normal weight.