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Table 2 Results of the survey (n= 558)

From: Acceptability of early infant male circumcision among chinese parents: strategy implications of HIV prevention for china

Questions Response, n (%)
What do you think about circumcision? (multiple choice)  
 Health beneficial 508 (91.0)
 Dangerous 128 (22.9)
 Painful 242 (43.4)
 Enhances sexual function 326 (58.4)
 Necessary 190 (34.1)
Do you agree to EIMC?  
 Yes 192 (34.4)
 No 366 (65.6)
If agreeing to EIMC, who has the final say?  
 Father 128 (66.7)
 Mather 56 (29.2)
 Others 8 (4.1)
Reasons for agreeing to EIMC  
 Religion 2 (1.0)
 Mother’s choice 12 (6.3)
 Father’s choice 11 (5.7)
 Doctor’s advice 61 (31.8)
 For health 105 (54.7)
 Enhances sexual function 1 (0.5)
Reasons for not agreeing to EIMC  
 Pain 185 (50.5)
 Risky 86 (23.5)
 Bad cosmetics 41 (11.2)
 Other 54 (14.8)
Have you had ever considered circumcising your son in the future?  
 Yes 200 (35.8)
 No 358 (64.2)
Best age for childhood circumcision  
 Neonatal period 14 (7.0)
 1 month −1 year 52 (26.0)
 1-3 years 40 (20.0)
 3-5 years 26 (13.0)
 > 5 years 68 (34.0)
Are you in agreement regarding EIMC?  
 Yes 338 (60.6)
 No 50 (9.0)
 One parent was not involved 170 (30.5)
Where did you get information on circumcision?  
 Medical workers 228 (40.8)
 Online or other media 194 (34.7)
 Others 136 (24.5)
Have you had ever consulted medical workers for your son’s circumcision?  
 Yes 124 (22.2)
 No 434 (77.8)
Do you think that medical workers have given you sufficient information regarding circumcision?  
 Yes 178 (31.9)
 No 380 (68.1)
Do the medical workers respect your decision regarding circumcision?  
 Yes 500 (89.6)
 No 58 (10.4)
Do you desire information on the effect of circumcision on health?  
 Yes 470 (84.2)
 No 88 (15.8)