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
Upper 95% Confidence
Yes 402 46.1 2.0 42.1 50.0
No 433 53.9 2.0 50.0 57.9

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