Todd is the most typical of American men. His proportions are based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. As a U.S. male age 30 to 39, his body mass index (BMI) is 29; just one shy of the medical definition of obese. At five-feet-nine-inches tall, his waist is 39 inches.
Hereof, what is the average man's waist size?
The average man's waist grew from 38.9 inches to 39.7 inches; the average woman's belly expanded even more, from 36.3 inches to 37.8 inches. Those are just averages.
What is the perfect waist size for a man?
Ideally, all should aim to keep their waist measurement less than half that of their height, found the scientists. That means a 6ft (72 inch) tall man should aim to keep his waist less than 36 inches, while a 5ft 4in (64 inch) woman should keep hers under 32 inches.