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Nationwide.

– Nationwide, about 56 % of newborn boys – were circumcised – 1,000 children. The national average remained relatively stable for a decade. It peaked at 65 % in 1980.

AHRQ ‘s new report is an analysis of hospital circumcisions in 2005. Among its findings: – In the West, only 31 % of newborn boys were circumcised in hospitals in 2005. That compares with 75 % in the Midwest, 65 % in the Northeast and 56 % in the South. Factors influencing circumcision rates may immigration from Latin America and other regions where circumcision is less common, and insurance.