Normal Vital Signs
In most medical settings, the four standard primary vital signs are as follows: 
Heart rate (pulse)
Normal values for each of these vital signs vary by age and, in some cases, by sex.
Table 1. Normal Heart Rate by Age (Open Table in a new window)
|Approximate Age Range||Heart Rate|
Table 2. Normal Respiratory Rate by Age (Open Table in a new window)
|Approximate Age Range||Respiratory Rate|
The normal blood pressure in adults is 120 (systolic)/80 (diastolic). Normal blood pressure in children and adolescents varies by age.
Table 3. Normal Blood Pressure by Age in Children and Adolescents (Open Table in a new window)
|Approximate Age Range||Systolic Range||Diastolic Range|
The average normal core temperature is generally considered to be between 98.0°F (36.6°C) and 98.6°F (37°C) when measured orally and about 1°F higher when measured rectally.