Unadjusted (dark grey) and adjusted (grey) associations between rural placement and key socio-demographic and medical school characteristics as predictors (n = 639). Data are presented as odds ratios. Ninety-five percent confidence intervals are illustrated by error bars. UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal. Statistical significance is presented with an asterisk to indicate the relative level of statistical significance (*P < 0.05 (statistically significant), **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001 (statistically highly significant).