Dental sealants are special plastic coatings that are painted on the
tops of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. They are put on by
a dentist or dental hygienist. They are different from fillings,
caps, crowns, and fluoride treatments. Has the [randomly selected
child] ever had dental sealants placed on [her/his] teeth?

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
Yes 428 45.6 1.9 41.9 49.3
No 505 54.4 1.9 50.7 58.1

Among randomly selected children ages 7-17, excluding unkowns and refusals.
Weighted to represent children in population.