Circumcision Statistics for Ontario Acute Care Hospitals: Fiscal Years 1996/97 to 2002/03

Source: Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, Provincial Health Planning Database (PHPDB)

Note: Some Day surgery circumcisions may be performed on patients born in non-hospital settings

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) dropped coverage for newborn circumcision on April 1, 1994

Data includes non-Ontario residents

Fiscal Year

1996/97

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

Circumcisions of Inpatient Newborns before Discharge

18,500

16,219

14,192

12,679

11,655

11,364

10,843

Circumcisions of all Inpatient Admissions less than One Year of Age

18,773

16,439

14,392

12,850

11,824

11,530

10,979

Circumcisions of all Day Surgery Patients less than One Year of Age

1,822

1,836

1,781

1,624

1,683

1,736

1,632

Circumcisions of all Inpatient & Day Surgery Patients less than One Year of Age

20,595

18,275

16,173

14,474

13,507

13,266

12,611

Total Males Born in Ontario Acute Care Hospitals

72,103

70,264

68,736

68,997

67,122

68,786

67,821

Incidence of Circumcision in Inpatient Newborns before Discharge

25.7%

23.1%

20.7%

18.4%

17.4%

16.5%

16.0%