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Table 1 Characterization of Ontario public health units recruited to participate in the study

From: Evaluation of the ability of standardized supports to improve public health response to syndromic surveillance for respiratory diseases in Canada

  Total study population (n, health units) Intervention group (n, health units) Control group (n of health units)
Population served by the LPHAs
 Large (Population > 400,000) 7 4 3
 Medium (Population 150,000 to 399,999) 5 3 2
 Small (Population < 150,000 3 2 1
Emergency department syndromic system
 ACES system 13 9 4
 LPHA specific system 2 0 2
 Total 15 9 6