New Circumcision Rate

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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 9:53pm

This study has found the current circumcision rate in The US is 33%:


http://www.mdconsult.com/das/news/body/213521005-2/mnfp/0/220621/1.html


Frank

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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 10:20pm

I'm hesitant to believe this, and I don't want to pay to read the article. How was the data collected? Where from?

I know that in central NC where I am located, the circumcision rates are still fairly high - around 75% last I knew. While I would love for this data to be true, I am skeptical.

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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 11:15pm

If that's accurate, Woo Hoo!!!

I'll hold out for more info, though.

Let us know as you find it?

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 5:17am

I'm hesitant to believe this, and I don't want to pay to read the article. How was the data collected? Where from?


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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 12:56pm
We were told at a childbirth prep class 5 years ago in my area the circ rate was

Robynne mama to Emily (3/26/99), Allison (5/13/02)

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 5:15pm

93% would be surprising to me in any area as that would only leave 7% intact.

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 8:38pm

I bookmarked this late last night, intending to post it today, Frank! But I found it at the following link...


http://www.acep.org/MobileArticle.aspx?parentfeedid=4&feed_id=imn080420101635228885&parentid=742


It's remarkable if the figures are valid.


Christopher


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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 5:57am

In re-reading it, I found that El Bcheraoui and Zoler are with The Epidemic Intelligence Service division of The Centers for Disease Control which is surprising.

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 6:37pm

"They rely on different sources but the difference is so great, I don't think the source is the cause.


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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 7:57pm

Perhaps we should add the two percentages together and divide by two! 44% is a fair result. ;)


I've been pondering why the difference and have come to no conclusion.

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 4:32pm
That is hard to believe....I mean please. I read occasional posts on this board and frankly find it all misleading. I have 4 son's, the youngest being 4 months and all four are circumcised. We live in San Diego where the rate is low, but according to our doctor the white boys are still being circumcised at a rate well over 80%. It is the illegal ilk that threatens our country and our way of life.

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