This sounds like the kind of "research" they do at BYU. Another
possible headline for this story, which is probably more accurate, is
"chances are your friends are roughly your age".
I marvel at these DN articles showing indirect statistical correlations for
otherwise random events. When it comes to pregnancy, there is only one cause
and effect that correlates 100% of the time.
gmlewis, most people don't understand the difference between
causation and correlation. Some examples.The number of people
drowning in a swimming pool correlates very closely with the number of films
Nicolas Cage has stared in.Divorce rates in Maine correlate very
closely with the per capita consumption of margarine.Look up
spurious correlations to see more. It's pretty interesting some of the
things that correlate with each other, but otherwise have no relationship with
each other. A good lesson that we can often draw whatever conclusions we are
wanting to, and we often see what we want to see in the data.
Except when you have fertility issues and you can't get pregnant like
everyone else seems to be able to do.