Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 13:50:39 0500
ReplyTo: "Audam, Suzette" <saudam@guttmacher.org>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSXL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Audam, Suzette" <saudam@guttmacher.org>
Subject: Re: Median with decimal places
You guys I just realized something very simple. Basic statistics 101.
Median is central value when all cases are ordered. Obviously if my age
variable is all whole number numbers then my median will also be a whole
number. Thanks all for your help!!!!
Original Message
From: Raynald Levesque [mailto:rlevesque@videotron.ca]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 1:46 PM
To: SPSSXL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: Median with decimal places
Hi
One option is to:
 calculate ages with 2 decimals
 multiply the results by 100
 get the medians
 divide the medians by 100.
HTH
Ray
Original Message
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSXL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Audam, Suzette
Sent: November 7, 2002 1:20 PM
To: SPSSXL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Median with decimal places
Hi all,
Does anyone know if it is possible to tabulate a median in SPSS that carries
the value out to several decimal places without rounding? The frequencies,
means, and tables procedures all result in integer values such as 16.00,
17.00. I'm trying to determine the median age at first intercourse amongst
various age groups, and integer values as useless to me.
Thanks for your help
