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96 bpm resting pulse

Is a 96 pulse rate too high? A heart rate of 96 beats per minute (or 16 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 96 pulse is 41.2% quicker than the typical adult average of 73 bpm.

Your resting pulse will vary with age. Consult the table below to check how a 96 heart rate compares to others in your age range.



96 bpm Pulse Percentile by Age
Age Percentile for 96 resting pulse
Infant Top 2.5%
Very Low
1 year Top 10%
Low
2-3 years Top 25%
Lower Than Average
4-5 years Top 75%
Average
6-8 years Top 90%
Higher Than Average
9-11 years Top 90%
Higher Than Average
12-15 years Top 95%
Very High
16-19 years Top 97%
Very High
20-39 years Top 97%
Very High
40-59 years Top 97%
Very High
60-79 years Top 97%
Very High
80+ years Top 97%
Very 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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