Table 4

The proportion of reported gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with COVID-19 at baseline by continent

ReferenceGastrointestinal symptoms
DiarrhoeaNauseaVomiting/emesisAbdominal distress
America (North)10NDNDNDND
15
11
Range
Asia9NDNDNDND
2645
382795
55NDNDND
433
44ND
4554
47NDND
27542
2271ND
36131756
19101042
348NDNDND
49133
56NDND
5714
1732
3921
41231271
588*NDND8†
59662ND
254ND5
3711
48NDNDND
60
50144
4215*ND15†
298ND
7108
40NDND18
18ND
304
2010ND
28106
6124NDND
623
2415
463
13ND
12
8
635
355ND
2116
612
168
231717
649NDND
65DNQ
32ND
31
3317
Range(1–27)(1–17)(1–18)(1–15)
Europe1433NDND
Range(3)(3)
Range(1–27)(1–17)(1–18)(1–15)
  • *Or dyspnoea.

  • †Or cough.

  • ‡Or chest tightness.

  • §Or chest pain.

  • DNQ, described but not quantified; ND, not described; Ref, reference.