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Table 2 Distribution of sealant prevalence of the first and second permanent molars of Greek 12 and 15-year-old adolescents

From: Prevalence of sealants in relation to dental caries on the permanent molars of 12 and 15-year-old Greek adolescents. A national pathfinder survey

  12-year-old
  16 26 36 46 17 27 37 47
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Occlusal 51 (4.2) 54 (4.4) 65 (5.3) 61 (5.0) 4 (0.5) 3 (0.3) 10 (1.0) 8 (0.8)
Lingual 47 (3.8) 54 (4.4)    4 (0.5) 3 (0.3)   
Buccal    61 (5.0) 58 (4.7)    10 (1.0) 8 (0.8)
Teeth with caries 401 (32.8) 390 (31.9) 468 (38.2) 476 (38.9) 33 (4.0) 26 (3.0) 94 (9.4) 90 (7.4)
Teeth without caries 823 (67.2) 834 (68.1) 756 (61.8) 748 (61.1) 791 (96.0) 835 (97.0) 904 (90.6) 912 (74.5)
Teeth with Sealants 52 (4.2) 54 (4.4) 65 (5.3) 61 (5.0) 4 (0.5) 3 (0.3) 10 (1.0) 8 (0.7)
Patients with at least one sealant: 102 (8.3)       
  15-year-old
Occlusal 55 (4.4) 52 (4.1) 50 (4.0) 55 (4.4) 13 (1.0) 10 (0.8) 14 (1.1) 15 (1.2)
Lingual 52 (4.1) 49 (3.9)    13 (1.0) 11 (0.9)   
Buccal    48 (3.8) 54 (4.3)    13 (1.0) 15 (1.2)
Teeth with caries 512 (40.7) 488 (38.8) 586 (46.6) 607 (48.3) 158 (12.6) 194 (15.4) 300 (23.9) 274 (21.8)
Teeth without caries 745 (59.3) 769 (61.2) 671 (53.4) 650 (51.7) 1099 (87.4) 1063 (84.6) 957 (76.1) 983 (78.2)
Teeth with sealants 55 (4.4) 52 (4.1) 50 (4.0) 55 (4.4) 13 (1.0) 11 (0.9) 14 (1.1) 15 (1.2)
Patients with at least one sealant: 100 (8.0)