Vital Signs by Ages
Vital signs show essential body functions, including your heartbeat, breathing rate, temperature, and blood pressure. Your healthcare supplier might see, determine, or monitor your vital signs to check your level of physical functioning.
What Are Normal Ranges for Vital Signs
Normal vital signs change with age, sex, weight, exercise ability, and overall health.
Normal vital sign ranges for the average healthy grownup while resting are:
Blood pressure: 90/60 mm/Hg to 120/80 mm/Hg
Breathing: 12 to 18 breaths per minute
Pulse: 60 to 100 beats per minute
Temperature: 97.8°F to 99.1°F (36.5°C to 37.3°C) / typical 98.6°F (37°C).
Table 1. Normal Heart Rate by Age
|Approximate Age Range||Heart Rate|
Table 2. Normal Respiratory Rate by Age
|Approximate Age Range||Respiratory Rate|
The normal high blood pressure in adults is 120 (systolic) / 80 (diastolic). Normal high blood pressure in children and teenagers varies by age.
Table 3. Normal Blood Pressure by Age in Children and Adolescents
|Approximate Age Range||Systolic Range||Diastolic Range|
Last modified: January 27, 2017