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Table 4 Specific description of Taste disturbance

From: Presence of gustatory and olfactory dysfunction in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Variable COVID-19 Positive COVID-19 Negative p-value
General disturbance in taste 27 (62.79%) 149 (22.31%) 0.0001
No taste of sweet 3 (6.98%) 18 (2.69%) 0.1280
No taste of sour 3 (6.98%) 15 (2.25%) 0.0890
Only bitter taste 2 (4.65%) 12 (1.80%) 0.2054
Taste diminished 20 (46.51%) 95 (14.22%) 0.0001
Metallic taste 2 (4.65%) 34 (5.09%) 1.0000
Other taste disturbance 4 (9.30%) 18 (2.69%) 0.0382
Mean number of changes in taste 0.8 0.3 0.0001