The data only includes statistics for boys
who are born in hospitals and circumcised before
discharge, though, so boys who are circumcised later are
not counted. This means that the actual infant circumcision rates may be considerably
higher than the rates shown below.
The overall average U.S. hospital infant
circumcision rate in 2011 according to the Nationwide
Inpatient Sample was 57%. This differs
the overall average reported by the 2009
National Hospital Discharge Survey
which puts the rate at 56.2%, and the 2009 Kids'
Inpatient Database that reports 55.9% (all reflecting a slow downward
trend from a high of about 85% in 1965).
Study: 2009 Average
U.S. Circumcision Rate Falls to 33%