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Normal healthy resting pulse rates for 8 year olds

The average resting heart rate (HRrest) for a 8 year old is 87 beats per minute2. 8 year old boys average heart rates of 86 bpm while girls average slightly higher at 88 bpm2. 90% of 8 year olds resting pulses fall within the range of 68 to 105 bpm. In general, an adult's resting heart rate will be lower for those in better athletic condition. See also: Exercising heart rates for 8 year olds Pulse rates between 70 to 110 beats per minute are considered the normal ranges for children 7 to 9 years old. 3



Resting Heart Rate Chart 8 Year Olds
Percentile All Boys Girls
Top 1%
Extremely Low
60 bpm 59 bpm 61 bpm
Top 2.5%
Very Low
64 bpm 63 bpm 66 bpm
Top 5%
Very Low
68 bpm 66 bpm 69 bpm
Top 10%
Low
71 bpm 70 bpm 73 bpm
Top 25%
Lower Than Average
78 bpm 76 bpm 79 bpm
Top 50%
Average
85 bpm 83 bpm 87 bpm
Top 75%
Average
93 bpm 92 bpm 94 bpm
Top 90%
Higher Than Average
101 bpm 100 bpm 101 bpm
Top 95%
Very High
105 bpm 105 bpm 106 bpm
Top 97%
Very High
109 bpm 109 bpm 109 bpm
Top 99%
Extremely High
116 bpm 114 bpm 117 bpm


Source Citations
  1. American Heart Association Target Heart Rates
  2. Yechiam Ostchega, Ph.D. et al., U.S. Department OF Health and Human Services National Center for Health Statistics Resting Pulse Rate Reference Data for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: United States,1999-2008


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