Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: an ecologic analysis of 118 developing countries

@article{Drain2006MaleCR,
  title={Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: an ecologic analysis of 118 developing countries},
  author={Paul K Drain and Daniel T. Halperin and James P. Hughes and Jeffrey D. Klausner and Robert C Bailey},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={172 - 172}
}
BACKGROUND Both religious practices and male circumcision (MC) have been associated with HIV and other sexually-transmitted infectious diseases. Most studies have been limited in size and have not adequately controlled for religion, so these relationships remain unclear. METHODS We evaluated relationships between MC prevalence, Muslim and Christian religion, and 7 infectious diseases using country-specific data among 118 developing countries. We used multivariate linear regression to describe… CONTINUE READING
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