Table 4

 Benefit versus harm for circumcision in preventing urinary tract infection in boys at different levels of risk for UTI per 1000 boys, assuming a complication rate of 2% and an odds ratio of 0.13

Patient groupRisk of UTIUTI in uncircumcised (n)UTI in circumcised (n)UTI prevented by circumcision (n)Complications of circumcision (n)
OR, odds ratio; UTI, urinary tract infection; VUR, vesicoureteric reflux.
Past UTI10%100138720
High grade VUR30%3003926120