Table 4.

Percentage (n) of Physicians Performing Circumcisions and Their Anesthesia Practice Patterns by Geographic Region

% Circumcisers*% Anesthetic Use by
Circumcisers
% DPNB Use by
Anesthetic Users
West (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM,
 OR, UT, WA, WY)
 PEDs (n = 170)52 (89)81 (72)89 (64)
 FPs (n = 117)71 (83)77 (64)97 (62)
 OBs (n = 145)54 (78)38 (30)87 (26)
 TotalN = 43258 (250)67 (166)90 (152)
Midwest (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND,
 OH, SD, WI)
 PEDs (n = 161)33 (53)74 (39)87 (34)
 FPs (n = 118)72 (85)51 (43)84 (36)
 OBs (n = 142)72 (102)25 (26)77 (20)
 TotalN = 42157 (240)45 (108)83 (90)
Northeast (CN, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT)
 PEDs (n = 124)13 (16)59 (10)100 (10)
 FPs (n = 67)28 (19)42 (8)75 (6)
 OBs (n = 111)84 (93)19 (18)61 (11)
 Total N = 30242 (128)28 (36)75 (27)
South (AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC,
 OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV)
 PEDs (n = 233)36 (83)60 (50)76 (38)
 FPs (n = 148)57 (84)43 (36)89 (32)
 OBs (n = 228)73 (167)22 (36)78 (28)
 TotalN = 60955 (334)37 (122)80 (98)
  • *  Perform one or more circumcisions per month.

  •  Use any form of anesthesia or analgesia perioperatively.