Table 21. Number of Permanent Teeth Sealed by Tooth Type Among Children Aged 6–11 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 21. Mean number of permanent teeth sealed by tooth type among children aged 6–11 years with at least one sealed tooth,a by selected characteristics, United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2004 and 2011–2016

Characteristic
1999-2004
2011-2016
Change in Premolarb
First Molar Changeb
Second Molar Changeb
Premolars
First molars
Second molars
Premolars
First molars
Second molars
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Total
0.2
0.05
3.2
0.06
0.1
0.03
0.3
0.05
3.3
0.05
0.5
0.8
0.1
0.1
0.4*
Age (years)
6-8c
NR
NR
3.4
0.08
NR
NR
NR
NR
3.4
0.06
NR
NR
NR
0.0
NR
9-11
0.3
0.08
3.1
0.07
0.1
0.04
0.4
0.08
3.3
0.06
0.7
0.10
0.1
0.2*
0.5*
Sex
Malec
NR
NR
3.2
0.07
NR
NR
0.3
0.08
3.3
0.06
0.6
0.12
NR
0.1
NR
Female
NR
NR
3.3
0.06
NR
NR
0.2
0.04
3.4
0.07
0.5
0.10
NR
0.1
NR
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicc
NR
NR
3.3
0.08
NR
NR
NR
NR
3.5
0.07
0.5
0.12
NR
0.2
NR
Black, non-Hispanic
NR
NR
3.1
0.07
NR
NR
0.4
0.11
3.2*
0.09
0.8
0.16
NR
0.2
NR
Mexican American
0.3
0.08
2.9
0.10
NR
NR
0.5
0.12
3.2*
0.09
0.8
0.14
0.2
0.3*
NR
Poverty status
<100%FPL
0.3
0.07
2.9
0.11
NR
NR
0.4
0.08
3.3
0.07
0.7
0.14
0.1
0.4*
NR
100%–199% FPL
NR
NR
3.1
0.11
NR
NR
0.3
0.09
3.2*
0.08
0.8
0.19
NR
0.1
NR
≥200% FPLc
NR
NR
3.3
0.07
NR
NR
NR
NR
3.5
0.07
0.5
0.12
NR
0.1
NR
Poverty status
<200% FPL
NR
NR
3.0
0.09
NR
NR
0.4
0.07
3.2*
0.05
0.7
0.12
NR
0.2*
NR
≥200% FPLc
NR
NR
3.3
0.07
NR
NR
NR
NR
3.5
0.07
0.5
0.12
NR
0.1
NR

Note: All estimates are adjusted by age (single years) to U.S. 2000 standard population. SE=Standard error. FPL=Federal Poverty Level; < 100% FPL= Poor; 100%–199% FPL= Near poor; <200% FPL=Poor and near poor combined; and ≥ 200% FPL= Not poor. NR=Not reported because the standard error is greater than 30% the value of the point estimate. 0.0=Zero due to rounding.

*P < 0.05 based on t-test for differences between two periods or two groups within each characteristic.

Including permanent molars, premolars, or upper lateral incisors.
Change from 1999–2004 to 2011–2016. Positive value=increase and negative value=decrease.
Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.