Number of Breaths Per Minute

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How many breaths per minute should a person have?

12-20 for adults, 20-25 for children, 25-40 for toddlers and 30-60 for babies.

The number of breaths per minute considered normal for a person varies with age. For babies it is 30 to 60 breaths per minute, for toddlers 25-40, for children 20-25 and for adults 12-20. This is according to the book Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease published in 2006.

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