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Data::Vitals::Waist - A measurement of the circumference of the torso at the waist


  `--> Data::Vitals::Waist


Data::Vitals::Waist is part of the Perl "Vital Statistics" Library.

It is a very simple class that allows you to create objects that represent a single measurement of the circumference of the human torso at the waist.

Taking this Measurement

The waist measurement is generally taken with a tape measure around the waist, with the tape loose, but just tight enough to avoid the tape falling.

The measurement should be taken at the inflection point. If the waist is thinner than the hips or chest it should be taken at the thinnest point. If the waist is larger than the hips or chest it should be taken at the widest point.

More information and diagrams are available at


Data::Vitals::Waist is implemented primarily in Data::Vitals::Circumference and shares all its methods.

Data::Vitals::Waist does not have any additional methods unique to it.


Bugs should always be reported via the CPAN bug tracker

For other issues, contact the maintainer.


Adam Kennedy <>


Thank you to Phase N ( for permitting the open sourcing and release of this distribution.


Copyright 2004 - 2008 Adam Kennedy.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

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