In order to calculate Medians in SDA, a user should click on the 'Analysis' button, then click on the 'Means' tab. In the form that appears, the user should enter the name of the variable of interest into the 'Dependent:' text box. Also enter the name of a break variable into the 'Row:' text box. (You can also enter another break variable into the 'Column: text box, but that is optional.)
In the 'Output Options' section, under 'Additional statistics in each cell', check the box in front of 'Median'. (You can also select other options on the form.) Then click the 'Run the Table' button.
In the table that is created, the median of the dependent variable will appear as the first statistic in each cell.
So, if you wanted to get results for 2001 through 2007, enter 'YEAR(2001-2007)' into the 'Selection Filter(s):' text box.
You can also filter for discrete years. For example: 'YEAR(1992,1998,2001)'.
For example: Say you want to calculate mean (and median) real net worth by age group for each of the survey years 2001 to 2007. To get those results, do the following: