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what is good blood pressure and pulse numbers for a 9 year old child

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This question is actually more complicated than it seems. The reason being that blood pressure and pulse tend to vary according to a child’s height and gender. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has created charts based on height percentiles in boys and girls, so there is no one answer to your question.

In general, high blood pressure is an unlikely concern for children as only about 5% of kids have hypertension. The numbers that are usually considered normal are not that different from healthy adult blood pressure. A systolic pressure between 110 and 120 and a diastolic between 70 and 80 would most likely be considered normal for a 9 year old child. However, this may also not hold true as anywhere between a systolic of 104 to 129 and a diastolic of 62 to 89 could be considered hypertensive, depending on where your child falls on the height percentile charts. You will really need to consult with healthcare practitioner to determine a healthy blood pressure for your individual child.

For children aged 1 to 10, 70 to 120 beats per minute is generally considered a normal pulse.

High blood pressure can only be diagnosed by a physician and must be taken on at least three separate occasions. One high reading is never enough to diagnose hypertension. Be sure to meet with your regular healthcare professional to discuss any concerns you may have about your child’s health.

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