Table 23. Number of Permanent Teeth with Dental Sealants Among Adolescents Aged 12–19 Years

Oral Health Surveillance Report

Table 23. Mean number of permanent teeth with dental sealants among adolescents aged 12–19 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
Changeb
Mean
SE
Mean
SE
Total
5.1
0.13
6.0
0.20
0.9*
Age (years)
12-15c
4.9
0.14
5.8
0.20
1.0*
16-19
5.3
0.20
6.2
0.25
0.9*
Sex
Malec
5.0
0.15
6.0
0.24
1.1*
Female
5.2
0.16
6.0
0.23
0.8*
Race and ethnicity
White, non-Hispanicc
5.1
0.16
5.9
0.26
0.8
Black, non-Hispanic
4.6
0.24
6.3
0.32
1.7*
Mexican American
5.0
0.24
6.0
0.32
1.1*
Poverty status
<100%FPL
5.0
0.23
6.2
0.26
1.2*
100%–199% FPL
5.2
0.37
6.2
0.26
1.0*
≥200% FPLc
5.1
0.15
5.9
0.26
0.8*
Poverty status
<200% FPL
5.1
0.22
6.2
0.23
1.1*
≥200% FPLc
5.1
0.15
5.9
0.26
0.8*

Note: All estimates are adjusted by age (single years) to the US 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.

*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.
c Reference group for comparisons within each characteristic, 2011–2016.