Respiratory Rate, which a person takes the number of breaths within a certain amount of time or more. It also defined as the number of chest movements involving inspiration and expiration per unit time. Respiratory rate will increase if the demand of oxygen, due to illness, intensive physical activity is increased. The average respiratory rate for a healthy adult at rest is 12/60 Hz and it varies between 12-20 breaths/min. For the babies, young adults the rate is higher than adults rate.
The following table shows the pulse rate and respiratory rate for different ages.
The following table shows the pulse rate and respiratory rate for different ages