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Table 4 Believes and practices of drivers regarding paraga

From: Taking alcohol by deception II: Paraga (alcoholic herbal mixture) use among commercial motor drivers in a south-western Nigerian city

Variable Number of respondents (%)
Suggested benefits of paraga (n = 131)  
Treats back pain 55 (42.0)
Energizes and emboldens and keeps alert 37 (28.2)
Increases libido 17 (12.9)
Helps to cope with frustration 8 (6.1)
Treat piles 6 (4.6)
Improves appetite 4 (3.1)
Treats diseases 4 (3.1)
Reasons for taking paraga (n = 193)  
Taste is enjoyable 28 (14.5)
To ward-off cold 62 (32.2)
Treat illnesses 44 (22.8)
For more energy 35 (18.1)
To be like others 12 (6.2)
To keep alert 12 (6.2)