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Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It Varies

Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on age, gender, and height percentiles.
For a full chart, check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf.

In brief: It Varies

Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on age, gender, and height percentiles.
For a full chart, check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Thanks for providing that chart - I've bookmarked it - great reference!
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: For what age group

High blood pressure (hypertension) in children is blood pressure that's the same as or higher than 95 percent of children who are the same sex, age and height as your child.
There isn't a simple target blood pressure reading that indicates high blood pressure in all ages for children, because what's considered normal blood pressure changes as children grow.

In brief: For what age group

High blood pressure (hypertension) in children is blood pressure that's the same as or higher than 95 percent of children who are the same sex, age and height as your child.
There isn't a simple target blood pressure reading that indicates high blood pressure in all ages for children, because what's considered normal blood pressure changes as children grow.
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