Waist FAQs:

Q: Is waist the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips?

A: Yes.

Q: Is waist often synonymous with the stomach?

A: Yes, and one can become confused as to the exact location of the waist.

Q: Is waist narrowest?

A: Yes, or to the general appearance of the waist.

Q: Is waist considerably below the waist as defined anatomically?

A: Yes.

Q: Is waist the narrowest part of the torso?

A: Yes.

Q: Is waist convex rather than concave?

A: Yes, such as is the case in pregnancy and obesity, the waist may be measured at a vertical level 1 inch above the navel.

Q: Is waist usually measured at the smallest circumference of the natural waist?

A: Yes, and usually just above the belly button for women and just below the belly button for men.