"If they can go to work and have a good job," Krafczyk said, "that certainly is a big plus in your life."
At the opposite end of the spectrum is McDowell County.
McDowell County Commission President Gordon Lambert said much of the county's health problem is related to drug abuse.
"We're probably number one in the state, and the state was number one [nationwide] from deaths by overdosing," Lambert said.
West Virginia tied with New Mexico for the most prescription-drug overdoses in 2008, according to a November 2012 policy brief from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lambert said the county needs more Suboxone clinics to treat drug-addicted residents, but officials are having trouble getting the funding to pay for them.
"We asked for help with Suboxone clinics and ended up with one that can see 12 people," Lambert said. "We probably need one to see 500 people."
As a result, McDowell residents travel "all over" for treatment, he said.
Lambert pointed to community agencies such as McDowell County's F.A.C.E.S. (Families, Agencies, Children Enhancing Services) that aims to, among other things, combat the county's high drug abuse rates.
The county also has a fitness center where residents can exercise at no cost, he said.
For the complete county list, go to www.countyhealthrankings.org.
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