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 470 45.1 1.8 41.5 48.7
No 529 54.9 1.8 51.3 58.5

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