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What is the normal blood pressure range for children?

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A normal blood pressure range for children will vary according to age, height and gender, states the American Heart Association. For example, a normal range for a 2-year-old child falls between 88 through 106 over 42 through 63, depending on gender and height.

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A table specifying normal blood pressure ranges in greater detail for children and adolescents, based on age, height and gender, is available at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute website. Children can suffer from high or low blood pressure and should have their blood pressure checked regularly, beginning at the age of 3, as recommended by the American Heart Association.

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