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 405 52.9 2.1 48.9 57.0
No 363 47.1 2.1 43.0 51.1

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