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Q: What should a 10 year old male at 60 lbs short for age's blood pressure be?

BP seems low at 104/70 with pulse at 99

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
4/ 6/09 6:21pm

Hi Tomk101,

 

For a 10 year-old that's on the short side, say 25th percentile for height, their average blood pressure is 100/60.

 

Here's a link to a blood pressure chart for children.

 

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.pdf

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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