Top Ten States for Circumcisions

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Between 1993 and 1999, the rate of male newborn circumcisions increased by 13%, from 55.3 to 62.7 % of male newborn hospital stays. However, between 1999 and 2004, the rate of male newborn circumcisions decreased by 12%, from 62.7 to 54.9 percent of male newborn hospital stays. From 2004 to 2009, the rate of male newborn circumcisions remained relatively stable in the range of 55 to 56% of male newborns in the hospital.

The average length of a hospital stay during which circumcision was performed was 3.2 days in 2009, which was similar to 2005. This compares to an average length of a hospital stay of 3.8 for male newborn stays without circumcision in 2009.


State % of Male Babies Circumcised
1) West Virginia 87%
2) Michigan 86%
3) Kentucky 85%
4) Nebraska 84%
5 ) Iowa & Wisconsin 82%
6) South Carolina 81%
7) Wyoming 79%
8) Hawaii 78%
9) Kansas & Oklahoma 77%
10) Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee & Rhode Island 76%


Source: Circumcisions Performed in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2009

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