Bio

Senior lecturer

EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

 2011 to Present:  External Examiner Department of Population Studies, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

 COMPUTING SKILLS

 Proficient in SPSS, LIMDEP; working knowledge of STATA, SAS and MlWIN

 AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

NAME: Alfred Titus Agwanda Otieno

NATIONALITY: Kenyan

Tel: 254-020-241829

+254 714850803

  P O Box 489

Siaya

EDUCATION

1997-

Publications


2012

Ross, JA, Agwanda AT.  2012.  The Rise of Injectable Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Reproductive health . 16(4):63-73.

2011

Agwanda, A.  2011.  Household Dynamics of Kenya 2009 census analytical volume. : Kenya national Bureau of Statistics
Agwanda, A.  2011.  Population Dynamics of Kenya. 2009 census analytical volume. : Kenya national Bureau of Statistics
Agwanda, A.  2011.  Youth Dialogue Tool submitted to Ministry of Youth Affairs . , Kenya Country Office: UNFPA
and, AA, Odipo G.  2011.  Drivers of migration in East African Community, 26-29 January . the Regional meting of The Research Consortium Migration out of Poverty.
Magadi, M, Agwanda A.  2011.  HIV and Fertility Link in Kenya, 5th -9th Dec. The 6th African Population Conference. , Ougadougou , Burkina Faso
Khasakhala, A, Agwanda A, Odwe G, Z L, Imbwaga A.  2011.  Reassessing Mortality decline in Kenya., 5th -9th Dec. The 6th African Population Conference . , Ougadougou , Burkina Faso
Opiyo, C, Agwanda A.  2011.  The Demographic Dividend: A gift or a curse. Youth Research Compendium . , Nairobi: Institute Of Economic Affairs
Onyango, EB, Khasakhala A, Agwanda AT, Kimani M, Oyugi BK.  2011.  The effect of Migration on Under 2 mortality in Kenya. African Population studies. 25(2):543-555.

2010

Agwanda, A.  2010.  Available Options for Estimating Basic Fertility Indicators for the 2010 Round of Censuses, 11- 13 November. The conference on Needs assessment on census analysis. , Dakar Senegal
Magadi, M, Agwanda A.  2010.  Investigating the association between HIV/AIDS and Recent Fertility Patterns in Kenya. Social Science and Medicine . 71:335-344.

2009

Agwanda, A, Owino W, Obunga C, Okundi B.  2009.  Access to Family Planning among the poor: What are the policy options?, 23-25 September Third EQUINET Regional Conference on equity in health in East and Central Africa. , Speke Conference Center, Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda
Bocquier, P, Otieno AAT, Khasakhala A, Owuor S.  2009.  Urban integration in Africa: A socio demographic survey of Nairobi. . , Dakar: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA
Bocquier, P, Otieno AAT, Khasakhala A, Owuor S.  2009.  Urban integration in Africa: A socio demographic survey of Nairobi. . , Dakar: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA

2008

Otieno, AA.  2008.  Analysis of Family Building Patterns in Kenya when Fertility has stalled. African Population studies . 23(2):141-154.

2007

Agwanda, A.  2007.  Status of Urbanization Research in Kenya, 27July . Panel Discussion paper at launch of the State of World Population report. , Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya
Agwanda, A.  2007.  Analysis of family building patterns when fertility has stalled in Kenya, 10-14 December. the 5th African Population Conference . , Arusha International Conference centre
Magadi, M, Agwanda ALO, Obare F.  2007.  Size of newborn and Caesarean section deliveries among teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from DHS". Journal of Biosocial Science . 39(2):175-187.

2006

Agwanda, A.  2006.  Status of Migration Research in Kenya, September, 2006. State of World Population 2006 Panel Discussion. , 6th Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya
Otieno, AAT.  2006.  Reproductive Health In Kenya: An Examination of Safe Motherhood Initiative In Light of Millennium Development Goals. Reproductive, maternal and Child Health in Africa: Current Developments and Future Direction. , Dakar, Senegal: Union of African Population Studies TRN no 6.
Obare, F, Otieno AAT, Magadi M.  2006.  Gender role attitudes, Self Efficacy and Reproductive Health Communication among female adolescents in South Nyanza, Kenya.. African Population studies. 21(1):37-54.: E Afr Med J AbstractWebsite

The antihypertensive effect of the fixed combination of timolol, a beta-blocking agent, hydrochlorothiazide, a thiazide diuretic, and amiloride, a potassium sparing agent, was compared against that of methyldopa in an open study lasting 16 weeks in 32 ambulatory African patients with previously untreated diastolic blood pressure of 95-120 mm Hg. A significant fall in mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure was achieved in both groups up to 8 weeks of treatment and was sustained in the timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride group during the entire follow-up. In the methyldopa group, mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure rose during follow-up. At 16 weeks the fall in mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure was significantly greater in the timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride treated patients than in the methyldopa group. Adverse reactions were more frequent and severe in the methyldopa group than in timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride treated patients. It is concluded that the fixed drug combination of timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride (Moducren) is effective in controlling mild to moderate hypertension in Africans and is better tolerated than methyldopa in these patients. It is further noted that hypertensive patients can be treated with a combination tablet once a day. This is of crucial significance as it would promote better compliance and, hence, minimize the sequelae of poorly controlled hypertension.

Magadi, M, Otieno AAT, Obare F, Taffa N.  2006.  A comparative analysis of the use of maternal Health services between teenagers and older mothers in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from DHS, 64. Social Science & Medicine. 64:1311-1325.: E Afr Med J AbstractWebsite

The antihypertensive effect of the fixed combination of timolol, a beta-blocking agent, hydrochlorothiazide, a thiazide diuretic, and amiloride, a potassium sparing agent, was compared against that of methyldopa in an open study lasting 16 weeks in 32 ambulatory African patients with previously untreated diastolic blood pressure of 95-120 mm Hg. A significant fall in mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure was achieved in both groups up to 8 weeks of treatment and was sustained in the timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride group during the entire follow-up. In the methyldopa group, mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure rose during follow-up. At 16 weeks the fall in mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure was significantly greater in the timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride treated patients than in the methyldopa group. Adverse reactions were more frequent and severe in the methyldopa group than in timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride treated patients. It is concluded that the fixed drug combination of timolol-hydrochlorothiazide-amiloride (Moducren) is effective in controlling mild to moderate hypertension in Africans and is better tolerated than methyldopa in these patients. It is further noted that hypertensive patients can be treated with a combination tablet once a day. This is of crucial significance as it would promote better compliance and, hence, minimize the sequelae of poorly controlled hypertension.

2005

Agwanda, A.  2005.  Maternal health and well being in Kenya. , 8-10th December 2004: Society for International Development (SID). Round table meeting on Maternal Health and Well being in Eastern Africa. Strategies for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals
Ibisomi, L, Odimwegu C, Otieno A, KIMANI M.  2005.  . Degree of Preference Implementation and Fertility Changes in Developing Countries., 18-23 July . The XXVth IUSSP Conference. , Tours, France
Agwanda, AO, Magadi M.  2005.   Determinants of transitions to first sex, marriage and pregnancy: Evidence from South Nyanza, Kenya.. Published African Population studies. : E Afr Med J Abstract

African Journal of Reproductive Health   (Accepted)

A., DROTIENOALFREDT.  2005.  Reproductive health knowledge and Attitudes of Female adolescents in South Nyanza. African Population studies 21 (1) :37-54. : E Afr Med J Abstract
African Journal of Reproductive Health   (Accepted)

2004

Agwanda, A.  2004.  Research Methodology and Communication: Participants Course book and Trainers Manual. : Kenya Institute for Research and Policy Analysis
Agwanda, A.  2004.  Kenya Country Needs Assessment of Progress Towards the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the International Conference on Population and Development Goals . : Partners In Development – South to South Initiative to be used for preparing the 2005-2015 Strategic Plan
Agwanda, A.  2004.  Chapter 6: Kenya Demographic and Health Survey: Other Proximate Determinants of Fertility: Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003 Report. , Calverton, Maryland: . Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ministry of Health (MOH) and ORC MACRO
Agwanda, A.  2004.  : Kenya Country Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Needs Assessment Report on Child health, Maternal health and Health Systems. : . Ministry of Planning and National Development, Government of Kenya and UNDP
A., DROTIENOALFREDT.  2004.  Other proximate determinants of fertility.. Chapter 6, Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003.<P>Columbia, MD: CBS, NCPD and IRD/Macro International</P>. : E Afr Med J Abstract
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and, AA, Bocquier P.  2004.  An Event History Analysis of Factors influencing entry into Parenthood in Nairobi. : African Population Studies . 19(2):42-62.: E Afr Med J AbstractWebsite

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Agwanda, AO.  2004.  Determinants of transitions to first sex, marriage and pregnancy: Evidence from South Nyanza, Kenya.. <P>Under review, International Family Planning Perspectives</P>. : E Afr Med J Abstract

African Population Studies 19 (2): 42-62

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