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%|
|5 ) Iowa & Wisconsin||82%|
|6) South Carolina||81%|
|9) Kansas & Oklahoma||77%|
|10) Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee & Rhode Island||76%|
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