Sections View Full Chapter Figures Tables Videos Annotate Full Chapter Figures Tables Videos Supplementary Content + Normal Pediatric Vital Signs Download Section PDF Listen +++ ++Table Graphic Jump LocationTABLE 1ARange of Normal Values for Respiratory Rate and Heart Rate in ChildhoodView Table||Download (.pdf) TABLE 1A Range of Normal Values for Respiratory Rate and Heart Rate in Childhood Age Respiratory Rate (Per Minute) Heart Rate (Per Minute) Neonate 35–66 93–154 1 month 34–64 121–182 3 months 32–61 106–186 6 months 30–56 109–169 12 months 27–49 89–151 5 years 16–31 65–133 10–18 years 12–20 60–120 ++Table Graphic Jump LocationTABLE 1B Range of Blood Pressure Values for Children of Average Height* View Table||Download (.pdf) TABLE 1B Range of Blood Pressure Values for Children of Average Height* Age BP Percentile Value or Range** Neonate (term) Systolic 5th 63 50th 78 95th 92 Diastolic 5th 30 50th 45 95th 60 1–5 years Systolic 50th 85–95 95th 103–112 Diastolic 50th 37–53 95th 56–72 6–10 years Systolic 50th 96–102 95th 114–119 Diastolic 50th 55–61 95th 74–80 11–18 years Systolic 50th 104–118 95th 121–136 Diastolic 50th 61–67 95th 80–87 Abbreviations: BP, blood pressure.*Please consult alternate sources for more precise classification of normal blood pressure since the values vary slightly by gender, age, and height. Data derived in part from (1) American Academy of Pediatrics. The fourth report on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2004;114:555–576; (2) Zubrow AB, et al. Determinants of blood pressure in infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units: a prospective, multicenter study. J Perinatol. 1995;15:470–479; and (3) Rusconi F, et al. Reference values for respiratory rate in the first 3 years of life. Pediatrics. 1994;94:350–355.**By convention, the inflatable bladder width of an appropriate size cuff covers at least 40% of the arm circumference at a point midway between the olecranon and the acromion (for more information consult the American Heart Association or search their website at www.americanheart.org).