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    " by age 30, 7% of couples had problems conceiving
    by age 35, 11% of couples had problems conceiving
    by age 40, 33% of couples had problems conceiving..."

    What does "by" mean here?

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    Re: by?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    " by age 30, 7% of couples had problems conceiving
    by age 35, 11% of couples had problems conceiving
    by age 40, 33% of couples had problems conceiving..."

    What does "by" mean here?
    up to and including a given point:

    by age 35 - up to the age of 35 (including 35) but not beyond.


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    Re: by?

    So, when it says "by age 35", does it mean from 30 to 35 or from 0 to 35?

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    Re: by?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    So, when it says "by age 35", does it mean from 30 to 35 or from 0 to 35?
    Anything before 35 when the couples are sexually active and think of starting a family. It's not important when they start but how many of them fail to conceive by the age of 35.


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