As per Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 for boys, and 1 in 189 for girls) is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. The facts about Autism are as follows: 1% US children in the age group 3-17 have autism spectrum disorder; Prevalence is estimated at 1 in 68 births; 1 to 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder; Fastest-growing (1,148% growth rate) developmental disability; 10 -17 % annual growth; $60 billion annual cost (60% of which are in adult services); 1% of UK adult age group is affected with the disorder; Only 56% of students with autism finish high school; The unemployment rate for people with the disorder is 14% compared with 9% for people without the disorder; Only 21% of all adults with disability participated in the labor force as compared with 69% of the non-disabled population.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on June, 2014