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Table 3 Differences in the proportions of participants liking and consuming bitter foods among phenylthiocarbamide taster status groups

From: Association of phenylthiocarbamide perception with anthropometric variables and intake and liking for bitter vegetables

  Sex Non-tasters Tasters Super-tasters p-value
Cruciferous F 33 (58.9) 82 (60.7) 34 (61.8) 0.951
M 20 (45.5) 27 (42.2) 17 (50.0) 0.759
Mustard F 24 (42.7) 72 (53.3) 29 (53.7) 0.379
M 16 (36.4) 26 (41.3) 14 (40.0) 0.875
Bitter leaves F 29 (50.9) 77 (56.2) 24 (43.6) 0.281
(Endive and arugula) M 19 (44.2) 29 (44.6) 19 (54.3) 0.597
Sum of bitter food intake F 1.4 ± 0.8 1.5 ± 0.9 1.6 ± 0.8 0.444
M 1.3 ± 0.8 1.3 ± 0.8 1.4 ± 0.9 0.739
  1. F females, M males
  2. Categorical variables as n (%). A chi-square test was applied