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Rate rose continuously from 40% for men born in 1920 through to 60% for men born in 1960 and then declined to 43% for men born in 1980 [Mor et al., 2007].
The decline was apparent in all racial group It should be noted that the San Francisco Bay Area is the heartland of the anti-circumcision movement, being where it started and where its leadership and main activists reside.
Boys aged 11 to 18 in Chongqing 17% [Yang et al., 2009].
Four regions of China, 2.7% amongst boys aged 3-23 [Ben et al., 2008]. Pacific Islands in general: High (most between 6 and 10 years of age) [Afsari et al., 2002].
Circumcision rate in US males was, moreover, higher as a function of increase in income [Xu et al., 2007].
(See ‘Socio-sexual aspects’ page for more information.) The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 91% of white American men are circumcised, 76% of Black and 44% of Hispanic (Prevalence of Circumcision Among Men and Boys).
Worldwide approximately one-third of males are circumcised by adulthood [World Health Organization, 2008a], most of these having been done during childhood, either soon after birth or prior to puberty [Williams & Kapila, 1993]. 90% in in the majority white population of males [O'Brien et al., 1995].
In New York City NYC HANES data show circumcision rate to be 74.5% in US born men and 36.8% in men born elsewhere [Mc Kinney et al., 2008].
And, in a 1995 report, the same group found a 65% circumcision rate [Richters et al., 1995]. In 2006 there were 1965 claims for circumcision of males aged over 10 by a specialist and 731 by a general practitioner [Medicare, 2007a]. The circumcision rate in 1037 men aged 26 who were born in 19721973 in Dunedin was 40% [Dickson et al., 2005], and in a smaller study in Christchurch was 30% [Fergusson et al., 2006].
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Overall rate is 62% [Drain et al., 2004].
Rate was 59.8% in men born 1970-1984, 58.4% for those born 1950-1969, and 49.7% for those born before 1950.
It was 71.0% in Whites, 57.9% in Blacks, 54.0% in Asians and 30.0% in Hispanic.