Trends in in-hospital newborn male circumcision--United States, 1999-2010

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Sep 2;60(34):1167-8.


The publication of three recent studies showing that circumcision of adult, African, heterosexual men reduces their risk for acquiring human immunodeficiency virus infection and other sexually transmitted infections has stimulated interest in the practice of routine newborn male circumcision (NMC) and the benefits it might confer for HIV prevention. In the United States, rates of in-hospital NMC increased from 48.3% during 1988-1991 to 61.1% during 1997-2000. To monitor trends in in-hospital NMC during 1999-2010, CDC used three independent data sources (the National Hospital Discharge Survey [NHDS] from the National Center for Health Statistics, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample [NIS] from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Charge Data Master [CDM] from SDIHealth) to estimate rates of NMC. Each system collects discharge data on inpatient hospitalization.

MeSH terms

  • Circumcision, Male / statistics & numerical data*
  • Circumcision, Male / trends*
  • Data Collection
  • Hospitals / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Inpatients
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Male
  • United States / epidemiology