The 1997 questionnaire was administered to 2,500 households from 20 governorates using a two-stage, stratified selection process from March through May, 1997. Topics include household information, housing characteristics, access to facilities, migration, subsidized food expenses, all food expenses, non-food expenses, health, anthropometrics, maternity history, childcare, wage employment, farming, livestock ownership, non-farm enterprises, credit and savings, remittances and transfers, and other income. In addition to the household level data, data were collected on the overall characteristics of the community/villages containing the surveyed households. The EIHS 1999 survey was conducted on a sub-sample (348 households) of the EIHS 1997. The EIHS 1999 household questionnaire consists of the following sections or topics: household Information, housing characteristics, Income Sources, food expenses, non-food expenses, farming, livestock ownership, non-farm enterprises, non-farming assets, and other income sources, and subsidized food expenses (Tamwin sugar and oil, Balady bread).