Table 4

Spearman’s correlation analyses between symptom severity score and age (years) versus habitual frequency of food intake

Food groupSARS-CoV-2 test result
Positive (n=103)Negative (n=133)
Severity of symptomsAgeSeverity of symptomsAge
rP valuerP valuerP valuerP value
Milk and milk products−0.2130.031−0.2600.008−0.0500.567−0.1660.056
Fruit−0.0860.388−0.2030.040−0.0720.4120.1160.183
Vegetables−0.0580.5620.0320.753−0.0320.7180.2520.004
Animal products−0.1670.092−0.1850.0620.0130.883−0.2340.007
Legumes−0.2960.002−0.0830.4070.0400.6500.2770.001
Grains, bread and cereals−0.2460.0250.0300.7890.0870.320−0.1430.100
Corn-based products−0.1650.095−0.0480.6290.1000.254−0.1830.135
Beverages−0.0380.703−0.2580.0090.1710.049−0.2500.004
Fats and oil−0.1970.046−0.0090.9270.1160.183−0.1420.104
Hot peppers and sauce−0.0780.433−0.0850.3960.2250.009−0.2340.007