A link received from an Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) mailing-list email.
Table 3. Most common all-listed procedures received by children in U.S. hospitals, 2009*
All-listed procedure Number of procedures Rate of discharges per 10,000 population†
2. Circumcision 1,147,700 1,539.5
Depressing news. According to these stats. it is estimated that 55.5% of male infants had a circumcision in 2009. I calculated this by cutting in half the total 2009 births of 4,136,000 to 2,068,000. Then I divided the estimated circ. rate of 1,147,700 by 2,068,000 which equals the 55.5% rate of circ. for infant males. However, the total rate is higher because remember, many boys older than infant age are circumcised in the USA for a variety of reasons, most likely by doctors who recommend circ. for a medical diagnosis of phimosis or as a cure to prevent urinary tract infections. Us Intactivists and children's rights activists must work harder to spread the message of harm caused by prepuce amputations on infants and little boys. One major way is to continue to end Medicaid funding of routine infant circumcision in our nations hospitals. Thirty-two states still fund routine circ. via our nations Medicaid funds.... What a disgrace!
Is this the first time AHRQ is tracking this?
Usually the National Hospital Discharge Survey data is used, and in 2006 they cited 1,146,000 circumcisions.
Anyway, 55% means circing is still the majority, but I wouldn't put it at more than 58%. Jewish people only make up roughly 2 percent of the population and they make up the majority of post-birth circs, I think.
CDC: "Trends in In-Hospital Newborn Male Circumcision - United States 1999-2010"
Note the subtle change in rhetoric from Routine Infant Circumcision (RIC) to Neonatal Male Circumcision (NMC).
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