From the 1st of January 1994 to the 31st of December 2012 3927.27 boys aged less than 16 years underwent a circumcision in the Brussels University Hospital.
Over the 19-year study period, the number of circumcisions performed in the Brussels University Hospital increased by about 59.75%, from 187.79 in 1994 to 300.00 in 2012.
Figure 1 Number of pediatric circumcisions in the Brussels University Hospital over the 19-year study period
The catchment area of the Brussels University Hospital includes the municipalities of Jette, Brussel, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Ganshoren, Sint-Agatha Berchem and Koekelberg in the Brussels Capital Region. In Flanders, these municipalities are Vilvoorde, Wemmel, Dilbeek, Grimbergen, Asse, Merchtem, Meise, Londerzeel, Opwijk, Lennik and Ternat; these are all municipalities in the region of Flemish Brabant. The catchment area of the Brussels University Hospital does not include any municipality in Wallonia. The calculation of the catchment area can be found in attachment 2.
The number of boys aged between 0 and 15 years in the Brussels Capital Region and Flemish Brabant was 173,025 in 1994 and 206,746 in 2012. This corresponds to an increase by about 19.49%.