Category: circumcision

Male Newborn Circumcision on a Three Decade Decline

NCHS has released a new report on estimates of male newborn circumcisions performed during the birth hospitalization. Using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), annual rates of newborn circumcision are presented for 1979–2010. Key Findings From the Report: Across the 32-year period from 1979 through 2010, the national rate of newborn circumcision declined 10% Read More >

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Circumcision is an important decision for parents of male newborns.  The choice is simple for some families because they follow their cultural or religious beliefs.  However, for other families this decision may be so clear. Documented research has shown that male circumcision can reduce a males risk of contracting HIV and lowers the risk of Read More >

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Circumcision Trends, by U.S. region, 1980-2006

Male newborn infants circumcised during hospitalizations, by U.S. region, 1980-2006: Read More >

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Report card for Nation’s health focuses on young adults aged 18-29

Young adults in the United States aged 18-29 face a number of health challenges, including increases in obesity, high injury rates, and a lack of insurance coverage compared to other adults, according to the latest report on the nation’s health from NCHS. Obesity rates have tripled among young adults in the past three decades, rising Read More >

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Circumcision Rates

Circumcision is a topic that has vigorous advocates for and against.  As a statistical agency we don’t have a view on that particular subject but we do track male infant circumcision through our National Hospital Discharge Survey. Our publication Trends in circumcisions among newborns can be downloaded as can this table showing numbers of circumsicisions Read More >

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