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# How many times does the average human breathe in 24 hours?

Question #97406. Asked by storky1. (Jul 10 08 5:48 AM)

pollucci19

The average rate of respiration in a healthy adult human is twelve breaths per minute. This is based on an ‘at rest’ basis and assume the adult is healthy, without fever or encountering breathing difficulties.

Exercise will alter the rate.

Newborns, infant and children will have differing rates of respiration

Based on twelve breaths per minute a human will take 17,280 breaths in a day (12 x 60 x 24)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_rate

 Jul 10 08, 6:16 AM
zbeckabee

Average respiratory rates, by age:

Newborns: Average 44 breaths per minute
Infants: 20–40 breaths per minute
Preschool children: 20–30 breaths per minute
Older children: 16–25 breaths per minute
Adults during strenuous exercise 35–45 breaths per minute
Athletes' peak 60–70 breaths per minute

http://www.wik1.zalownia.com/Respiratory_rate.html#Normal_findings

 Jul 10 08, 9:12 AM

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