Untreated dental caries and presence of sealants in females,* by race/ethnicity, 1999-2002 (vertical bar chart): Total: caries, 8.9%; sealants, 19.5%. Non-Hispanic White: caries, 6.8%; sealants, 18.0%. Non-Hispanic Black: caries, 17.1%; sealants, 21.4%. Hispanic: caries, 12.0%; sealants, 23.0%. Other races:** caries, 11.8%; sealants, 18.4%.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

*Caries are among women aged 18 and older; sealants are among women aged 18 to 34.

**Includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native, and persons of more than one race.