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100 bpm resting pulse

Is a 100 pulse rate too high? A heart rate of 100 beats per minute (or 16.7 beats every 10 seconds) is within the range considered normal for adults and children over ten.3

While within the normal adult range of 60 to 100, a 100 pulse is 47.1% quicker than the typical adult average of 73 bpm.

Your resting pulse will vary with age. Consult the table below to check how a 100 heart rate compares to others in your age range.



100 bpm Pulse Percentile by Age
Age Percentile for 100 resting pulse
Infant Top 5%
Very Low
1 year Top 10%
Low
2-3 years Top 50%
Average
4-5 years Top 75%
Average
6-8 years Top 90%
Higher Than Average
9-11 years Top 95%
Very High
12-15 years Top 97%
Very High
16-19 years Top 97%
Very High
20-39 years Top 99%
Extremely High
40-59 years Top 99%
Extremely High
60-79 years Top 99%
Extremely High
80+ years Top 99%
Extremely High


Source Citations
  1. Linda J. Vorvick MD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Health Pulse: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


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