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How to express the continuity of certain problems shown earlier with statistics? Meaning that these problems did not disappear during the observed period.

Despite positive temporal trends, the problems remained detectable until the end of the study period.

Despite positive temporal trends, the problems remained apparent until the end of the study period.

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It seems that a good option is to use a verb that captures the concept concisely, such a verb as "perdure" for instance.

  • Despite positive temporal trends, the problems perdured/persisted until the end of the study period.

Wiktionary (intransitive) To continue to exist, last or endure, especially for a great length of time.

perdure is rarely used but its meaning fits your specification.

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    Perdure occurs on google ngram with a frequency 0.00000001 %, less than one ten thousandth that of persist, 0.0005 %. Perdure is not a good choice.
    – Anton
    Oct 19, 2020 at 13:22
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    @Anton It is not often found, true, but "persist", "endure", "last" do not have the same connotations. Why reject a word because it is rare? Perhaps the particular connotations in "perdure" could appeal to some user of the language. After all, I merely consider a verb such as "perdure".
    – LPH
    Oct 19, 2020 at 13:31
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Despite positive temporal trends, the problems endured until the end of the study period.

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  • Continued is another option.
    – Xanne
    Oct 20, 2020 at 2:36

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