According to a recent study by Kyung Sun Park, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine and Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Pompe disease is more common, at approximately 1 in ever 23,232 individuals, than previously published estimates, at 1 in 40,000. Park noted that this was the first investigation of Pompe disease using genetic data of the general population. The East Asian population was found to have the highest carrier frequency.