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Blood Pressure Chart: Low, Normal, High Reading by Age

Published: 2017-11-19 - Updated: 2021-07-09
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)

Synopsis: Blood pressure chart reveals if adults and children have high, low, or healthy average blood pressure range for their age. Systolic Pressure is the blood pressure reading when your heart beats. This reading is always the the first or top number. Diastolic Pressure is blood pressure measurement when your heart relaxes. This is always the the second or bottom number.

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NOTE: High blood pressure often does not cause any signs of illness that you can see or feel. Which is why it is important to make an appointment with your doctor - or other healthcare provider - to check your blood pressure.


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What Does Blood Pressure Refer To?

Blood pressure refers to the force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels and constitutes one of the bodies principal vital signs. The pressure of the circulating blood decreases as blood moves through your arteries, arterioles, capillaries, and veins. The term blood pressure generally refers to your arterial pressure, i.e., the pressure in the larger arteries, arteries being the blood vessels which take blood away from the heart.

Blood pressure is always given as two numbers;

When the measurements are written, both are written as one above, or before, the other with the systolic being the first number, for example 120/75 (120 over 75).

Blood pressure measurement is NOT the same as your heart rate (pulse) or maximum heart rate measurement. Check what your heart rate for your age should be. You can calculate your predicted maximum heart rate by using the calculation: 220 - (age) = Age Predicted Maximum Heart Rate - or see our Target Heart Rate Calculator and Chart.

Measuring Your Blood Pressure

Healthcare professionals use a stethoscope and a manual sphygmomanometer to measure your blood pressure. Typically they take the reading above your elbow. The sphygmomanometer has a bladder, cuff, bulb, and a gauge. When the bulb is pumped it inflates the bladder inside the cuff, which is wrapped around your arm. This inflation will stop the blood flow in your arteries.

The stethoscope is used to listen for sound of the heartbeat, and no sound indicates that there is no flow. As the pressure is released from the bladder, you will hear the sound of the blood flowing again. That point becomes your blood pressure systolic reading. The diastolic reading is when you hear no sound again, which means that the blood flow is back to normal.

Low Blood Pressure Chart
What is Classed as LOW Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure that is too low is known as Hypotension.
Systolic pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic pressure (mm Hg) Pressure Range
90 60 Borderline Low blood Pressure
60 40 Too Low Blood Pressure
50 33 Dangerously Low Blood Pressure
Normal Blood Pressure Chart
What is Classed as NORMAL Blood Pressure?
Systolic pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic pressure (mm Hg) Pressure Range
130 85 High Normal Blood Pressure
120 80 Normal Blood Pressure
110 75 Low Normal Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure Chart
What is Classed as HIGH Blood Pressure?
If one or both numbers are usually high, you have high blood pressure (Hypertension).
Systolic pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic pressure (mm Hg) Stages of High Blood Pressure
210 120 Stage 4
180 110 Stage 3
160 100 Stage 2
140 90 Stage 1

What Should Blood Pressure be According to Age?

Ideal Blood Pressure According to Age Chart
AgeFemaleMale
1 - 2 80/34 - 120/75 83/38 - 117/76
3 100/59 100/61
4 102/62 101/64
5 104/65 103/66
6 105/68 104/68
7 106/70 106/69
8 107/71 108/71
9 109/72 110/72
10 111/73 112/73
11 113/74 114/74
12 115/74 116/75
13 117/75 117/76
14 120/75 119/77
15 120/76 120/78
16 120/78 120/78
17 120/80 120/78
18 120/80 120/80
19-24 120/79 120/79
25-29 120/80 121/80
30-35 122/81 123/82
36-39 123/82 124/83
40-45 124/83 125/83
46-49 126/84 127/84
50-55 129/85 128/85
56-59 130/86 131/87
60+ 134/84 135/88

NOTE: It is recommended that you get your blood pressure checked at least once every year by a healthcare provider. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (or other related conditions), your doctor may recommend that you get it checked more often.

Printable Average Blood Pressure Reading Chart

Printable Average Blood Pressure Reading Chart.
Printable Average Blood Pressure Reading Chart.

Printable Blood Pressure By Age Chart

Printable Blood Pressure By Age Chart.
Printable Blood Pressure By Age Chart.

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