Yanyi K. Djamba

Yanyi K. Djamba
California Department of Public Health | CDPH · Infectious Diseases Branch

PhD

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43
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Additional affiliations
March 2019 - present
Calfornia Departement of Public Health
Position
  • Chief of Surveillance and Statistics Section
August 2018 - February 2019
California Department of Public Health
Position
  • Chief of Evaluation Unit
January 2018 - July 2018
International Organizations
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 1994 - May 1997
Louisiana State University
Field of study
  • Sociology
January 1992 - May 1994
Louisiana State University
Field of study
  • Sociology
August 1984 - July 1986
University of Kinshasa
Field of study
  • Demography

Publications

Publications (43)
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Background: Marital infidelity is a serious problem because it can lead to separation and even divorce. Yet, little is known about racial and gender differences in levels of extramarital sex in the United States in the last three decades (1991 to 2018). Aim: This study represents the first analysis of the racial and gender differences in levels and...
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Marital infidelity is a serious problem because it can lead to separation and even divorce. Yet, little is known about racial and gender differences in levels of extramarital sex in the United States in the last three decades (1991 to 2018). This study represents the first analysis of the racial and gender differences in levels and determinants of...
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Anecdotal evidence in several sub-Saharan African countries, including Kenya, suggests a complex relationship between ethnicity and intimate partner violence (IPV). Yet very few studies examine the relationship between these two important variables. We use a sample of 4,512 ever-married women from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) to e...
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This book offers new perspectives on gender-based violence in three regions where the subject has been taboo in everyday discourse often due to patriarchal cultural norms that limit women’s autonomy. The contributions to this book provide rare insight into not only the levels and the socio-demographic determinants of domestic violence, but topics r...
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Violence against women, especially intimate physical violence, is widely recognized as a public health and a human rights issue. However, most studies on this subject have focused on women’s reports. This chapter examines men’s attitudes toward wife beating using the 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey, and compares never-married and curren...
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This study transcends general opinion reports and uses data from the General Social Survey (GSS) to examine responses on attitudinal questions about how Black and White Americans actually feel about their close relative marrying outside their own race. The results show that more than half (54%) of Black Americans are in favor of their close relativ...
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This paper examines the impact of spouses’ education, fertility desires, and marital characteristics on contraceptive use in Kinshasa, Zaire. The results reveal that, while family planning services focus their activities exclusively on women, husbands’ education and fertility desire are very important in explaining the use of birth control in marri...
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This article reviews the underlying assumption of most family planning programmes in Africa. The results show that the hypothesis that African men oppose the use of contraceptive methods is erroneous. Rather, current data reveal that men want to learn more about birth control. Also, most men and women believe that husbands are the primary decision-...
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The discourse on sexual practices in Africa is still very limited, despite the evidence that such practices are associated with health risks (Djamba 2005). This is partly because most research on African sexuality has focused on the behavioral aspects of sexual permissiveness. In addition, sexuality remains a taboo topic in many African societies....
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Divorce remains one of the main challenges facing American families today. Previous studies have shown that the risk of divorce is influenced by many factors, including spouses' characteristics and the types of neighborhoods in which they live. This study extends previous work by examining the association between household size and divorce rate at...
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This article assesses the prevalence and risk factors of domestic violence in India. The study uses the 2005-2006 India National Family Health Survey-III (NFHS-III) and focuses on the 69,484 ever-married women ages 15 to 49 from all regions, who were administered the domestic violence module. The results show that 31% of respondents experienced phy...
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Migration is an important process of change, especially for populations in developing countries. Just by moving to new places, migrants are different from those who do not migrate in terms of socio-demo-graphic characteristics. This study focuses on migration in Kenya and its interaction with human immu-nodeficiency virus (HIV) risk. Two main resea...
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This paper examines the socio-demographic characteristics and the state of sexual health in the US South, a region comprised of 10 states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The results show that the region is home to 18 percent of the US population, but its re...
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This paper uses the labor queue theory to examine the changing influence of race on the employment status and earnings of African immigrant men in the United States between 1980 and 2008. The results show that the white advantage echoed in previous research has diminished. Black African immigrant men's chance of being employed is now greater than...
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This chapter explores the importance of migration and related labor force participation in the poverty reduction, youth/gender/population and development policy environment of Ethiopia. Internal migration is conceptualized both as a survival as well as social mobility strategy; as one of the main multi-phasic responses to population pressures on th...
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Research on the socioeconomic attainment of immigrants has increased in recent decades. But there is a lot to be discovered in this area, especially the labor force participation and earnings of African immigrant women in the U.S.A. In this article, we use the 5% Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) to examine changes in size and composi...
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This article examines the association between male circumcision and HIV infection in a national sample. The analysis is based on the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), a nationally representative household-based population survey of adults, in which male respondents self-reported their circumcision status. In addition, in some househo...
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This study examines the prevalence and determinants of physical, sexual, and life threatening partner violence experienced by married women, using the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey data. We found that 40 percent of respondents have ever been abused by their husbands. Physical abuse was the most common form of abuse (36%) followed by sexu...
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This study explored factors associated with physical and sexual wife abuse on a sample of 4,876 married women aged 15–49years in the 2003 Kenya Demographic Health Survey. Results indicate that 40% of married women reported at least one type of violence; 36% were physical and 13% were sexual. Multivariate analysis showed that living in poorer househ...
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Nel lavoro si esaminano le implicazioni del mutamento sul piano economico e politico sui tassi di attività e la mobilità professionale dei migranti. I risultati di un'indagine condotta in Etiopia nel 1998 mostrano un effetto positivo della migrazione, sia permanente che temporanea, sull'inserimento nel mercato del lavoro, che diventa particolarment...
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In Zambia, most people know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS, but this knowledge has not translated into safer sexual practices. An estimated 16% of adults are HIV-positive, with the majority having acquired the infection through heterosexual contact. It is important to know whether characteristics such as wealth are correl...
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Over the last three decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (henceforth DRC) has registered negative economic growth. During the same period the population has grown at an annual rate of three per cent. This combination of negative economic growth and rising population growth has led to numerous social and economic problems. To cope with these pr...
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Ten contributions discuss recent research on adolescent sexual behaviors in Africa and the extent to which the behaviors create high risk for HIV/AIDS infection. Written by scholars representing a variety of disciplines, they cover all regions of sub-Saharan Africa and discuss such topics as the timing of first intercourse, the use of contraceptive...
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Prior research has pointed to several factors that may affect sexual behavior in Africa, but much of the work has been atheoretical or descriptive, thus reducing the explanatory value of some findings. In this study, the influence of individual characteristics and family background were examined in a sample of 2,000 women aged 14-24 interviewed in...
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Economic reports from international financial institutions suggest that Africa can harness globalization, achieve more rapid poverty reduction and faster growth. Such assumptions, however, ignore the fundamental role that democracy plays in the distribution of welfare, especially in this era of globalization. Based on the analysis of various social...
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I dati delle indagini condotte in Etiopia e nell'Africa del Sud nell'ambito del progetto FNUAP-Fondazione Mellon, mostrano che gli uomini e le donne esprimono gli stessi desideri migratori, ma in realtà le loro esperienze migratorie sono differenti. Prescindendo dalle caratteristiche socio-demografiche, gli uomini emigrano più delle donne per ragio...
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Vietnam has registered a dramatic decline in fertility during the last decades. While the causes of such a sustained decline are still not well documented, many observers believe that government policies adopted in the 1980s have contributed to lower fertility. This article focuses on the implications of the Doi Moi program of market reforms on fer...
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This paper examines the impact of internal migration on gender differences in occupational mobility after the introduction of economic reform (Doi Moi) in Vietnam. Data derived from a survey conducted in 1997 in six provinces of Vietnam provide the basis for comparing the experience of permanent migrants, temporary migrants, and non-migrants. The r...
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Using data from the 1980 and 1990 U.S. censuses (5% Public Use Microdata Samples), this paper provides the socio-demographic profile of African immigrants in comparison to native blacks. The results show that the number of Africans living in the United States has increased by 6% per year between 1980 and 1990, but the growth has been greater for bl...
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A major drawback of research on sexual behaviour in Africa is the separation between theories and empirical work. This paper reviews three major theoretical perspectives on female sexual behaviour in Africa, and constructs a conceptual framework in which various hypotheses deriving from these theories can be empirically tested. This framework, whic...
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This paper examines two theoretical perspectives on sexual behavior in Africa using the 1992 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey data on never-married adolescent females. The results offer more support to the rational adaption hypothesis which assumes that many young women may be entering into sexual relationships to obtain money and material good...
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Using responses from questions about age at first sexual intercourse and age at first marriage, this paper offers a method of studying premarital sexual behaviour in societies where the subject is a taboo topic. More than half of the currently married women in Kinshasa engaged in sexual intercourse before marriage. The likelihood of having premarit...

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