Table 3
Average resting heart rate, by age and sex, household population, Canada, 2009 to 2011

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Average resting heart rate, by age and sex, household population, Canada, 2009 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the average resting heart rate of Canadians 6 to 79 years of age. The row headers provide information for each age group overall and by sex. The column headers provide the estimate and confidence interval for the arithmetic mean, as well as the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and 95th percentiles.
  Average resting heart rate
Mean 5th percentile  10th percentile 25th percentile
Estimate Confidence interval Estimate Confidence interval Estimate Confidence interval Estimate Confidence interval
From To From To From To From To
  beats per minute (bpm)
Both sexes  
Age 6 to 11 81 79 82 63 62 64 65 64 67 71 69 73
Age 12 to 19 74 72 76 54 53 56 57 55 60 66 64 67
Age 20 to 39 69 68 70 52 50 55 56 55 58 62 60 63
Age 40 to 59 67 66 68 53 51 55 56 55 57 60 60 61
Age 60 to 79 66 65 67 49 48 50 52 51 54 58 57 59
Age 6 to 79 69 69 70 52 51 53 56 55 57 61 60 62
Males  
Age 6 to 11 79 76 81 62 61 64 64 62 65 69 66 72
Age 12 to 19 73 70 75 53 51 55 55 53 57 63 60 66
Age 20 to 39 67 66 69 53 50 55 56 54 58 60 58 62
Age 40 to 59 67 65 68 53 52 54 55 54 56 59 59 60
Age 60 to 79 64 63 65 48 47 49 50 49 51 56 54 58
Age 6 to 79 68 67 69 52 51 53 55 54 56 60 59 61
Females  
Age 6 to 11 83 81 84 64 62 66 68 65 71 75 73 77
Age 12 to 19 75 74 77 59 54 63 62 60 64 68 66 70
Age 20 to 39 71 69 72 51 47 56 58 55 61 63 61 66
Age 40 to 59 68 67 69 54 50 58 58 56 59 61 60 62
Age 60 to 79 68 67 69 51 47 55 56 54 57 60 58 62
Age 6 to 79 71 70 71 54 51 57 58 57 59 63 62 64
Average resting heart rate, by age and sex, household population, Canada, 2009 to 2011 (continued)
  Average resting heart rate
50th percentile 75th percentile  90th percentile 95th percentile
Estimate Confidence interval Estimate Confidence interval Estimate Confidence interval Estimate Confidence interval
From To From To From To From To
  beats per minute (bpm)
Both sexes  
Age 6 to 11 80 77 82 87 86 89 95 92 98 103 96 109
Age 12 to 19 73 71 74 81 78 83 89 87 92 93 88 98
Age 20 to 39 68 67 70 76 74 77 80 78 83 85 83 86
Age 40 to 59 66 64 67 72 71 73 79 77 81 85 82 88
Age 60 to 79 65 64 66 72 70 73 79 77 82 85 83 88
Age 6 to 79 68 67 68 75 74 76 83 82 85 88 87 90
Males  
Age 6 to 11 76 73 79 86 81 90 92 88 96 99 88 109
Age 12 to 19 71 69 74 79 76 82 89 84 94 97 86 108
Age 20 to 39 65 63 68 74 71 77 80 77 82 84 82 86
Age 40 to 59 64 63 66 72 69 74 80 75 84 86 81 91
Age 60 to 79 63 61 64 69 68 70 76 73 80 86 80 92
Age 6 to 79 66 65 67 74 73 76 83 80 85 88 85 90
Females  
Age 6 to 11 82 81 83 89 87 91 97 91 102 104 98 110
Age 12 to 19 74 71 76 82 79 84 89 87 92 92 91 94
Age 20 to 39 71 70 72 77 75 79 81 78 85 85 83 88
Age 40 to 59 67 65 69 72 71 74 78 75 80 82 79 86
Age 60 to 79 67 66 68 74 72 76 82 79 85 85 83 88
Age 6 to 79 70 69 71 76 75 77 84 83 85 88 87 90
Note(s):
Total household population aged 6 to 79, except those meeting the exclusion criteria (see the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Data User Guide: Cycle 2).
Source(s):
Canadian Health Measures Survey, Cycle 2.
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